Perception of Self and Others (The Self in Interpersonal Communication…
Perception of Self and Others
Self Perception is how others view you and how you view yourself. Example:* I view myself as a very laid back kind of quiet person and others view me as quiet at first but warms up to people after getting to know them.
The Self in Interpersonal Communication
Self Awareness- How well you know yourself. The four selves:
Open Self- You and others know. Example:* Everyone that knows me knows that I am a firefighter/EMT for a volunteer department and I am open about that.
Blind Self- Others know but you like to ignore.Example:* I am a terrible test taker and everyone knows but I don't like to admit it and I act like I am a great test taker!
Hidden Self-Things you like to keep to yourself. Example:* I don't want everyone know that I am extremely bad at taking tests.
Unknown Self-Things about yourself that others nor you know.
Growing In Self Awareness
Ask yourself about yourself.
Listen to others.
Seek information about yourself.
See your different selves.
Increase your open self.
Self Esteem: How valuable you think you are as a person. Example:* I have in-between self esteem. I don't feel great about myself but I don't feel terrible either.
How to accomplish a higher self esteem
Attack self destructive beliefs: Don't have to high of standards for yourself. Example:* I have very high standard for myself in the medical field and if I do something wrong it feels like the end of the world.
Beware of The Impostor Phenomenon: Reward yourself. It's ok to do good and be successful.
Seek out nourishing people: Surround yourself with positive and good people.
Work on projects that result in success: Do not set yourself up for failure. Example:* Sometimes I like to take on more than I can handle and that sets me up for failure.
Remind yourself of your success: Focus on positive things you have done towards success.
Secure affirmation: You can do it. Example:* Even though something may be difficult or hard I tell myself I can do it.
Self Concept-Is the way you view yourself as a person. Four Sources
Self Evaluations- The way you evaluate your own behaviors and thoughts. Also how you interpret them.
Teachings of your culture. Like ethical principles. Example:* I am expected to attend college in my culture.
Comparisons between yourself and others. Example:* I like to compare myself to people I look up to like doctors, firefighters, and family because one day I want to be like them.
The images that other people have of you and that they reveal to you.