Self How Do I see Me
What is self-concept? It’s the image we hold of ourselves.
How Is It Defined?
How is it defined by psychologists?
It’s our perceptions of self, of our unique characteristics, our abilities, and our behavior. It is a mental picture of yourself, or you as a person and of who you are and the beliefs that you hold about yourself. Beliefs such as, “I am kind, I am a good friend, and I am caring” all form part of our overall self-concept.
The individual self, deals with personality traits and attributes.
The relational self, deals with relationships that we have with significant people in our lives, including lovers, family, and close friends. The collective self, meanwhile, is defined by our membership in a social group, such as American, or British.
- Here are three concepts of self
- Self-esteem – self- esteem is how we Value ourselves. Many factors can have an impact on our self-esteem. When we constantly compare ourselves to the people around us, and even how other people respond to us. When people respond favorably, we tend to develop a more positive self-esteem. When we compare ourselves to the people around us and believe we are lacking, we see a negative impact on our self-esteem.
- Self-image – self-image is how we SEE ourselves. It doesn’t always match reality. Many people have inflated sense of self, while others are prone to negative thoughts and poor images of themselves. For instance, a teenager may feel as though they are socially awkward, while people have always thought of them as likable and charming. Some teenagers may see themselves as overweight, when they’re on the skinny side. Self-image is a combination of personality traits, social roles, and physical characteristics.
- Ideal self – the ideal self is how we Wish we were. It may be how we see ourselves, even though it doesn’t match up to the person that we really are.
Never try and live up to someone else’s standards. Always go where you are celebrated and not tolerated. You are worth the celebration. Throw yourself a party and enjoy being with you. Be the best you. You can be. Never let anyone beat YOU being YOU. Why because I’m Very Necessary!