Measuring self-worth with productivity.

This toxic behavior is another subtle manifestation of a lack of self worth, similar to attention seeking. Lose the ability to slow down when doing things equals value. Performance degrades without play, though. Leads to burnout, depression, anxiety. Reduce by not celebrating overwork, and preventing heroes. Overestimating capacity leads to reduced respect from others. Can be an example of learned helplessness and misalignment with core intent.rB1

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)