Self -Esteam

Self -Esteam

  • Submitted By: beibaning
  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2009 11:21 AM
  • Category: English
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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. Self–esteem 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...

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