Personal Reflection Paper

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Personal Reflection Paper

Chris Sanchez

January 5, 2011

Psychology 400

David Lagerson

Personal Reflection paper

Self and the concept of self is an interesting topic to many including, psychologist sociologist, philosophers and countless others trying to define the idea of self and what it means to each individual. Every individual has a different idea and thought about self and how self makes up their entire being. Self is made of the human’s own biology his or her cognitive process and perception of one self compared to others. This paper is going to look at the concept of self and how this relates to real-life situations affects a person’s self efficacy and esteem. According to Myers (2010) the concept of social self is very different between the one that communicates with others and the self when the person is alone. Social self is always dependent on who you are interacting with and the environment that your in. For example say in a social setting out with friends the person will want to act fun spontaneous and outgoing. In a different environment that is professional the person is going to need to show suitable behavior while displaying knowledge and confidence and being much more reserve professionally. Self -concept and self-esteem are two things that are tied together like a knot. Self-concept includes personality traits about the individual, his or her attitudes and behaviors as an individual. This individual can show the evaluation part of this self-concept by receiving a label of play certain sport or being a parent. The self-esteem of a person changes with each of his or her attributes a person provides in a positive or negative way. This person may experience terrible things when it comes to their social life and have a low self-esteem due to it, while they may experience a high self-esteem due to their quality of work and the environment that they work in. Both of these aspects combine and put together an individuals...
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