Self acceptance is the act or state of accepting oneself and understanding or recognizing one’s own abilities and limitations. Self acceptance is crucial for living a fulfilled life. Authentic, satisfying relationships with other people are impossible to build without self acceptance. Try these exercises to improve self acceptance.
Fear of intimacy often manifests as a difficulty or reluctance to expose our true selves to others. Often a trait of those experiencing social anxiety or social phobia, fear of intimacy makes it difficult to have close, lasting relationships with others. It is often challenging to start a new relationship. Those with a fear of intimacy strive to avoid rejection, criticism, or abandonment. Fear of intimacy is caused by past traumas.