The Self in Interpersonal Communication (Self-Concept (Others' images…
The Self in Interpersonal Communication
Others' images of you
How people see you, will reflect on your behavior
Comparisons with others
When you want to know who you are, compare yourself to your peers
Upward Social Comparison
Downward Social Comparison
Through your parents, teachers, etc. on your variety of beliefs, values, and attitudes
These are some of the people I associate myself with
Your reaction to your own behaviors
Your 4 selves
All the information, behaviors, attitudes, feelings, desires, motivations, ideas you and others know.
The things about yourself that others know but you are ignorant of.
Example: People say that I get red when I'm angry, but I don't notice it.
All that you know of yourself that you keep secret.
Truths about yourself that neither you nor others know.
Growing in self-awareness
Ask yourself about yourself
Take a "Who am I?" test
I took one of these tests my freshman year of high school.
Listen to others
Take the time to know what others think and see you as.
Actively seek info about yourself
Use everyday situations to get info about yourself.
See your different selves
Each person you associate with, knows you differently.
You're a somewhat different person around certain people.
Increase your open self
Reveal yourself to others, increase your open self.
How valuable you think you are
For example, I have a high self-esteem when it comes to work and conversing with people, but when it comes to my looks, I'm not as confident and put myself down.