What’s the correct adjective to describe something that has the ability to make someone feel bad about themselves or lose their confidence?
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If something is disheartening, it makes you feel disappointed and less confident or less hopeful. -- Collins
If something is demoralizing, it makes you lose so much confidence in what you are doing that you want to give up. -- Collins
If something just has the ability to make you feel bad or lose confidence, you may want to qualify these words by saying "potentially disheartening" or "potentially demoralizing".