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Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Self-Esteem and Mental Health

TermDefinition
Aggressive Hostile and unfriendly in the way one expresses oneself.
Assertive Direct and respectful in the way one expresses oneself.
Defense Mechanism An unconscious behavior that is used to avoid experiencing unpleasant emotions.
Emotion The feeling that is produced in response to life experiences.
Empathy The ability to understand another person's feelings, behaviors, and attitudes.
Integrity The characteristic of doing what one knows is right.
Depression Sadness and hopelessness that keeps a person from carrying out everyday activities.
Mental Health The state of mental well-being in which one can cope with the demands of daily life.
Mental Disorder An illness that affects a person's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Passive Not offering opposition when challenged or pressured.
Self Actualization The achievement of the best that a person can be.
Self-Concept A measure of how one views oneself.
Self-Esteem A measure of how much one values, respects, and feels confident about oneself.
Symptom A change that a person notices in his or her body or mind and that is caused by a disease or disorder.
Created by: risdhealth