[S]: You should be a professor at an exclusive university.
[P]: I don’t know. I think that my prospective employers might have an issue with little things like my not having a doctorate and being terrified of writing and all…
[S]: You have very low self-esteem.
[P]: You noticed?
[S]: Yeah, and it’s very low. I don’t even know why. It just doesn’t make sense. It seems like you have everything going for you but you just can’t see it.
[P]: I guess.
[S]: I can’t figure it out. You have lower self-esteem than me, and that’s saying a lot. Do you know why you just don’t believe in yourself, what you’re capable of?
[P]: I don’t think there’s a nutshell answer. I’ve been in therapy for years trying to figure out just that.
[S]: Well, what do you think?
[P]: I think I should be writing this down.