Media Impact On Self Image

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When you are born people determine which attributes look most like what parent. These attributes are given to you by nature, ones you cannot control. Your hair color, eye color, skin color, facial structure are all determined by nature. As you grow older you began to experience self-doubt and believe that your physical attributes are no longer acceptable by society. In shame you began to start styling your hair a certain way, dressing according to the latest fashion trends, use certain slang or sayings, however this style is not your ego you continue to be someone you are not to uphold your image. People believe they are born who they are meant to be for the rest of their lives, however society plays a huge role in determining how you want…show more content…
Social media can commerce anticipatory socialization. Studies prove that media can have a negative impact on self-image. When we see the unrealistic expectations society gives us through models, actors/actresses, high power figures, it can cause self-doubt and cause harm to ourselves. Teenagers suffer a great deal of this propaganda because, “TV, movies, magazines and the internet all bombard teens with images and pressures about what their bodies should look like. The problem is, their version isn’t realistic. These images are air-brushed versions of models who weigh 23% less than the average woman. Nevertheless, millions of teens believe the lies and resort to unhealthy measures to try to fit themselves into that impossible mold” (yes). Our brains our molded by society, “According to Carl Rogers’s theory of personality, every human has the basic instinct to improve herself and realize her full potential” (Sunstrum). Famous people can affect the way people view themselves, much like a model. When you walk into a store, your eyes go straight to the pictures of the models who coincidentally look perfect in the store’s clothes. From this your brain can think either two ways; one, “I need to buy these clothes to look like the models”, the way the corporations want you to think, or the other way, “I cannot wear these clothes because my body is not as godly looking as theirs,” the way society
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