Those behaviors, which tend to alienate people who might otherwise try to help, include excessive self-disclosure, hostile speech, negative self-evaluation, lack of responsiveness, reduced eye contact, negative facial displays and slowed or monotonic speech.
How true this is! I have personally seen this in myself and others who have a history of depression. It can be so hard to get or receive help when a person is stuck in this negative mode. The article points out that it is normal for everyone to seek feedback consistent with their self-image. For those who are not depressed and have high self-esteem, this naturally ends up being positive feedback.
This is why therapy/counseling/spiritual advising can be such a help, and also why building trust between the service provider and client is so important. Slowly, those barriers to self esteem can be knocked down.