RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-PRESENTATION AND
As people's outcomes in life depend heavily on how others perceive and evaluate them, they
are motivated to convey certain impressions of themselves to others and to refrain from
conveying other, undesired impressions. Thus, no matter what else they may be doing,
people typically monitor and control their impressions, i.e. a process known as:
self-presentation. A great deal of human behaviour is, in part, determined or constrained
by people's concerns with others' impressions and evaluations of them.
Because all human beings are different from one another, the thought process used which
results in the self-presentation of a person will also differ from person to person.
In this case the potential factor effecting the self-presentation of an individual is that of
the self-esteem of the individual. Selfesteem being: " An affective component of the self,
consisting of a persons' positive and negative self-evaluations." (Brehm, 1999).
Although most people have high self-esteem, there are various ways in which self-esteem
can be measured; for example when someone is referring to a persons condition at a
specific moment in time it is referred to as a "state". If the condition is something which
is an average over a period of time it is known as a "trait". Someone who has low
self-esteem as a trait is considered to be worse off than a person who is in a evident in their behavior and attitudes. If children feel good about themselves, these good feelings will be reflected in how they relate to friends, teachers, siblings, parents, and others. Self-esteem is something that affects individuals throughout life. Therefore, it is very important for parents to help their children develop healthy levels of self-esteem. There are many things parents can do to help their children learn that they are lovable, capable, and competent, beginning when their children are...