Problem

Self-hatred

Other Names:
Self-loathing
Nature:

Self-hatred is a pejorative characterization of persons who are judged to hold members of their apparent identity group to a higher standard of behavior than those not in that social group. In academia, the term is generally taken to mean an internalization of the prejudices of a dominant culture against a subculture by members belonging to that subculture.

The term is infrequently used to mean a more personal self-loathing or hatred of oneself, or low self-esteem which may lead to self-harm.

Broader Problems:
Hate
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Individuation Individuation
Date of last update
06.02.1997 – 00:00 CET