Self Perception

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When we look at the sky the first thing we wish to see are the stars, those

amazing shinning objects everyone talks about, but not all see. Self-concept and

perception work the same way. Through interpersonal communication we relate,

communicate and evolve with other people physically and emotionally and it’s affected

by one’s self-concept, perception and emotion.

Self-concept is a term used to refer to how someone thinks about or perceives

themselves. How we think about and evaluate ourselves and how aware we are of

ourselves as a concept to be. A more stable definition is, as Baumeister provides, “the

individual's belief about himself or herself, including the person's attributes and who and

what the self is”.

Every person has a sense of being separate and distinct from others. We are

aware that our existence has survived because of how we characterized ourselves to be

different than the rest in this world of competence. Defining our character, attitudes and

actions. The way we smile, the way we move and everything works accordingly to our

gender and age.

Of course, what we see in ourselves does not necessarily have to reflect reality,

is what we believe we are. For example, a person with anorexia who is thin has the

believe that they are fat and thats how they perceive themselves to be physically.

Physical perception is who we look at when we take a look in the mirror. We don’t

only see a reflect of a body standing there, we look at who have we become as the

years have passed. The first thing we look in the mirror are our eyes, which are the

windows of our soul, those shinning stars that everyone looks but not all have the

opportunity to discover what else is there behind them. Sp...

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...elieve that physically, we are who others want to see,

because how you are perceived is what gives the world your first impression.

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Baumeister, R.F. (Ed.) (1999). The Self in Social Psychology. Philadelphia, PA.

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