Know yourself, love yourself – two things we’re sure you’ll have heard a fair few times. But how about if loving yourself is in fact unhelpful – and actually an unhealthy habit? If you want to progress and grow as a person, you need to stop loving yourself.

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The importance of loving yourself is a common catchphrase among feel-good gurus and the subject of countless self-help books. But Harvard University’s Michael Puett argues that loving yourself – and all your flaws – can actually be quite harmful. Read more: Quartz.