Posted by Aston Avery

Zoe Hardman on being more positive

Adults say more than 1,000 negative things about themselves each year – including moaning about their weight, hair and skin.

The research found more than a fifth (21 per cent) are their own biggest critic and 27 per cent admitted they wouldn’t dream of saying some of the things they say about themselves to others.

The typical day sees the average man say or think three negative things about themselves –times a while women do so four times a day amounting to 1,460 insults a year. Other areas people put themselves down about included their teeth, stomach and legs.

The research was commissioned by Tu ( pronounced: Two)  and found we become more negative about our appearance as we get older.

Aston spoke to broadcaster Zoe Hardman and motivational speaker Sarah Powell.

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