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Defining the Concept of Self

- Who am I. There are many of us walking around trying to figure out who we are and what we stand for. Self-reflection can be conveyed in many different ways, using many different adjectives to describe the person we are. There are some who will give an honest description of one’s self and then there is some who become delusional with the perception they want others to see. Most people on social sites create a profile which can be so far from whom they really are, it is usually a perception of who they want to be....   [tags: self-reflection, self-esteem]

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The Elements of Success: Self Motivation and Self Determination

- Self motivation and self determination are the most important ways to succeed. In this essay I will use, “Learning to Read and Write” by Fredrick Douglass, “The Lonely, Good Company of Books” by Richard Rodriguez, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and an interview of Patti Read to argue that self motivation and self determination are the most important elements to becoming successful. First, I will frame my argument, and then I will incorporate my first source, followed by my second source, and then I will have a paragraph that will deal with the opposition, followed up with my final piece of evidence....   [tags: success, Self Motivation, Self Determination]

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Self Defeating Humor And Self Esteem

- Self-Defeating Humor and Self-Esteem Self-concept is an individual’s compilation of feelings, self-perception, and an idea of the basis of human personality. Self-esteem, usually identified in a positive approach, is the concept of one’s confidence in abilities and self worth, and the idea of self-respect. Self-evaluative standards evidently have a vital role in shaping future emotions and subsequent behaviors (Kuiper & McHale, 2009; 143.4: 359-76). According to Abraham Maslow’s Theory of Self-Actualization, self-esteem, notably confidence in oneself, respect for and by others, is achieved after physiological needs, safety needs, and love and belonging needs....   [tags: Self-esteem, Psychology, Mental health]

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The Self as Brahman

- Ordinary human existence is a finite experience marked by episodes of pleasure, but these moments of satisfaction are punctuated by periods of pain and change. It is not possible to reach fulfillment from a life within these boundaries, as an attachment to a changing world represents a connection that is tied to non-permanence. In cases of this tie to an erratic, unpredictable reality, we are undercut by the flux of the world, and ultimately made vulnerable by this change, and we cannot experience ultimate fulfillment....   [tags: Unlitmate Reality, Imperishable Self]

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Self-Awareness and Contiuous Self-Development

- SELF AWARENESS AND CONTINUOUS SELF DEVELOPMENT WORD COUNT: 1098 words This part will discuss self-awareness and continuous self-development through analyzing a number of prior researches, then come up with the link of them to support my role as a manager in the future. Self-awareness Self-awareness is a terminology that has been widely discussed in not only psychological but also business and managerial perspectives. There are a number of authors trying to propose different definitions of it. In very earlier research, the theory developed by Wicklund (1975, 1978, 1979) defines self-awareness mostly as one’s ability to self-observe....   [tags: management, self evaluation, communication]

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The Role of Others in the Formation of the Self

- To many, it may seem others play an important role in the formation of self. When we interact with others, make comparisons with others and live out our social roles we seem to be affected – so we assume that so is the formation of our “self”. In reality, it isn’t affected. With an idealist view of a non-physical self, that also possesses continuity and unity it can be exposed how flawed this view of self is, and how others play no role whatsoever in the formation of the self. However, our sensory knowledge which is deceptive, leads us to believe in an incorrect view of self, causing the illusion of the importance of the role of others in the formation of the self....   [tags: self, psychology, ]

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The Development And Variation Of The Self

- ... Therefore, it is clear that while we do not possess inherent universal values, as Gopnik describes in “The Philosophical Baby,” we do contain the basic developmental instruments to comprehend and evaluate experiences and model ourselves to fit a certain cultural mould. From birth, babies’ brains are conditioned for “extraordinary powers of imagination and creativity” and have “remarkable learning abilities,” (Gopnik, 4) providing the basic tools necessary for the appropriation of cultural ideals and identity....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Self, Conceptions of self]

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The Concepts Of Understanding Our Self

- ... Because those circumstances will give us new possibilities, to see alternative in which most don’t see any output. Moreover, self-esteem refers to the positive or negative evaluation of us; is determines if we are satisfied with certain aspects of our life. Those who feel good about themselves are level as having a high self-esteem, they are usually happy, successful and productive in life, they can persist longer at difficult task, and are more accepting in society. On the other hand people with low self-esteem are more anxious, depressed and pessimistic about their future....   [tags: Self-esteem, Adolescence, Outline of self]

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The Significance of Self-Immolation in Buddhism

- In the scope of Buddhism, and in religion in general, rituals are very important. When defining faith, the easiest ways to do so are to look at scriptures, material objects, and rituals. In Buddhism there is a wide variety of rituals practiced by a large group of people; however, I found interest in the lesser known, less popular rituals. One such ritual which grabbed my attention was self-immolation, specifically auto-cremation. Especially with the protests in Vietnam against the government led by Ngo Dinh Diem that oppressed the Buddhists there, auto-cremation is an important Buddhist tradition that people underestimate the historical and religious importance of....   [tags: Self-Immolation]

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Exploring Relationship to Self and Others

- The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships, which emerge, between self and others. As a foundation for understanding, “what it means to be a human being?” I will investigate the theory of the self, focusing on the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Heidegger depicts the human “being”, which he refers to as “Dasein” meaning, “to be there” (Solomon 1972), as an entity that can only be described by its relationship with the world and its environment. He talks about the interties between the tangible day-to-day world and the development of what is described as a human being (Warnock 1970)....   [tags: The Dialogical Self]

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The Affect of Attractiveness and Media on Self-Esteem

- The experimenters want to look at the relationship between self-esteem and attractiveness; More importantly, how media's image of what is attractive affects a person's self-esteem and self worth. The experimenters want to conduct a Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) as a pretest to all adult participants. Once the participants finish the pretest, they will be exposed to 50 images of very attractive people for about 20 to 30 seconds long. Once the participants go threw all the images, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) will be given again to see if the scores have changed....   [tags: self-worth and self-image]

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The Divided Self

- In my elementary youth, I remember my father showing me a trick with the window-sized mirrors on our bathroom cabinet. He opened the cabinet mirrors such that they faced each other at an angle and then told me to stand in the space between them. Upon stepping in, I was face to face with a visibly infinite number of planes of myself. Little did I know at the time, by introducing me to what appeared to being a virtually endless line of clones, my father was formally introducing me to both yet another indeterminacy of the natural world and, at higher level, to the multiplicity of who I am....   [tags: Identity, Self Perception]

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Siddharta's Journey to Self Enlightenment

- Siddhartha is a novel about the ultimate quest every man must take in life. The protagonist Siddhartha is on a quest of the self. The ultimate question, why are we here. He is on a quest to lose one self and find Nirvana. Which religion or way of living is the most divine. He is also on a quest to achieve enlightenment. The author of this novel is Hermann Hesse. He was born in the German Empire in the year of 1877. He wrote Siddhartha in 1922. It has similarities to many other works of the same time period and from the same region....   [tags: Self-Actualization, Hermann Hesse]

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Experimental Science: Self-injurious Behaviors

- Self- injury, also known as self mutilation, self harm, and cutting , among other terms, has been referred to as the "fasting growing adolescent behavior problem" with the average age of onset between 11 and 15 years (Alfonso, M. L., & Kaur, R. 2012). This behavior of self-injury is defined as repetitive, impulsive, non lethal harming of oneself. Self directed act which results in tissue damage. Cutting wrist, arms or legs is the most common practice. Self-injurious behaviors (SIB) was previously thought to be associated with early- life loss and trauma, related functional impairment and serious mental disorders such as borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and major...   [tags: self mutilation, self harm, and cutting ]

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Self-Esteem in Women

- ‘’I’m too short’’. ‘’I’m too tall’’. ‘’I would be happier if I were skinnier, fatter, had bigger muscles, smaller ears, had straight hair, curly hair’’. Do any of these statements ring a bell. Are you used to demoralizing yourself. If so, you are not alone. As a teenager, our body changes dramatically, so does our physical image. These changes are hard to believe, seeing yourself transform into an adolescent. We sometimes have trouble adjusting to these changes, which can damage our confidence as well as affect our self esteem....   [tags: Self-Esteem]

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Slavery and Self-Esteem

- Self-esteem Self-esteem is a term used to describe self-evaluation. The term self-evaluation is used to express that self-esteem is a product of personal reflection. A person with a high self-esteem has positive self-regard while a person with low self-esteem has negative self-regard. Self-esteem can be impacted by several external factors and is most impacted in the childhood years. Individuals who feel respected in their childhood are more likely to develop high self-esteem. Signs of respect include being listened to and being given attention....   [tags: Self Esteem, Race, Self Evaluation]

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Performance Self Evaluation

- Introduction: In this paper I critically reflect on five different self-assessments: locus of control (LOC), emotional intelligence (EI), listening self-inventory, team member type and conflict management. Throughout my discussion, I focus on their correlations and apply the gathered information to my work-life experiences. I will also provide a systematic assessment of each of these questionnaires. This evaluation will address any possible weaknesses I had found within the tests and prepare my final conclusions based upon those final educated results....   [tags: Self Reflection]

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Mid-Self Evaluation Essay

- Mid-Self Evaluation Essay As this semester has begun, and I have begun to adjust to this course’s requirements, expectations, and goals I have found myself taking more risks and challenging my prior writing style. I’ve been a little apprehensive with my writing style this semester and feel that at times I may be missing the entire ideas of the topic. Although I do the work and get a good grade, I always feel uncertain before posting a blog or turning in my final assignment. Although the entire courses topic is nothing foreign to me it has become a challenge for me to write about....   [tags: Self Evaluation ]

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Self-Harmers or Cutters' Confessions

- “To those on the outside looking in, slicing your own arm with a razor blade is the stuff of horror movies,” writes Michelle Galley in Student Self-Harm: Silent School Crisis. People that self harm do it to help ease the pain of all the bad things going on in their lives. But, why do people choose to hurt themselves. People who self harm are rarely just looking for attention, as many people seem to believe. Self harmers cut places on their bodies that no one will see such as their thighs, stomachs, ankles, and even the underside of their breasts....   [tags: self-harm, stress, depression]

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Philosophy: Defining the Self

- As I read through the Thinking Philosophically box in our text, the first question that comes up is, “What is a self?” It is wonderful to start off with an easy question, right. Well, Wikipedia defines the self as the subject of one’s own experience of phenomena: perceptions, emotions, thoughts ("Self," 2014). A standard dictionary definition is a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action; and a person’s particular nature or personality; the qualities that make a person individual or unique ("Oxford dictionary," 2014)....   [tags: Consciousness, Identity, and the Self]

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The Self: As Defined by Charles Taylor

- Ever since the human race developed the gift of sentience, we have long since been on a quest to discover who we are. After all, this is one of the defining traits that make us human. When an animal looks in a mirror, it does not recognize itself as an individual, but rather sees another member of its species. We are different, we see ourselves in the mirror, with all our flaws, insecurities, and doubts. Despite all of this we still achieve and thrive, for being human means that we are blessed with the infinite capacity for creativity....   [tags: Sources Self: The Making of the Modern Identity]

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Hegel and the Problem of Self-Consciousness

- Self-consciousness implies a state of mind that makes the individual aware of how others perceive him, and thus influences how he sees himself. In a sub-section of the Phenomenology of Spirit entitled ‘Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Lordship and Bondage’, Hegel describes the development of self-consciousness, and that while he agrees with the notion put forth by earlier philosophers that an individual is aware of himself as a conscious being and a subject, he also advances the argument that other beings (and fellow subjects) are objects from the point of view of the primary subject (self)....   [tags: Self-Creation, Chilhood, Mental Slavery]

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The Positive Impact Of Self Confidence

- ... The last question of the questionnaire asked the team members about self-talk, regarding both negative and positive self-talk statements. While fifty-two percent stated they use positive self-talk often, only sixteen percent said they never use it. However, negative self-talk is only used by five percent on a regular basis, while sixty-eight percent said they never use it. Between one fourth and one third of participants answered they use positive (32 percent) and negative (26 percent) self-talk sometimes....   [tags: Confidence, Self-confidence, Batting average]

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Personal Statement On Self Esteem

- ... It may involve other’s view on how she raises her children, cares for her home, her husband or any other matters. Women have habitually been homemakers and now they’re getting executive positions in companies and superseding in the fields that once were only given to men. At some point of her life she may have experienced failure. The fear of failure causes her to suffer from low self-esteem. On the other hand, women may feel like the problem is that none of this is true for the majority of women, and hardly at all for girls of the 21st century....   [tags: Self-esteem, Childhood, Child, Female]

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Peer Assesment and Self Assesment

- Learning how to learn involves reflecting on evidence of learning. It is a part of the cycle of continuous assessment. This is where students and teachers set learning goals, share learning intentions, evaluate their learning through dialogue and self assessment and peer assessment. Through this learners become aware of what they learn, and how they learn. Relevant (QSA, ACARA,) documents highlight the importance of educational systems lifelong learning this is where students grow not only in knowledge but to become independent of the teacher....   [tags: educational systems, self-motivating learners]

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The Awakening: Self-Empowerment of Older Adults

- ... I would like to relate a personal experience I recently had that I believe supports the importance of recognizing an individual’s worth, and acting in such a way so as to empower that person, instead of diminishing them. In my community there is a chorale group that performs for local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They sing songs, they interact with the people attending their performances and they are very dedicated in the service work that they do. They are all seniors as well, in their late 60s, 70s and 80s....   [tags: Self-Empowerment, Control, Life, Self-Esteem]

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Ownership of Self and Property

- Ownership has long affected our sense of self and worth. It has changed with the times but still affects us the same way as before. The famous philosopher, Plato, thought that “owning objects is detrimental to a person's character”. By examining the different types of ownership and evidence from historical to contemporary society, ownership correlates with one’s sense of self by either improving or diminishing it. . It is impossible for any living organism to survive without owning anything. From insects to mankind, owning some sort of property, whether tangible or intangible, is our way of surviving....   [tags: financial system, economy, self-ownership]

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Annotated Bibliography on Self Image

- ... The author, goes on to describe The most popular media( tevelsion, movies magazines, ect.) havesince Wrld War 2, inreasling held up a thinner and thinner body imgeas the ideal for woman. He also blames soaps and music videos for the way young girls see themselves. He found that they were dissatified with their bodys, and by the time they are 17 it will have gooton worse. He assosiates this with the amont of time they spend in the media. Also that atching star like britney spears doesn’t help their body image....   [tags: teenagers, girls, self-esteem, young]

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The Impact of Self-Esteem, Significant Others and Media on One's Self- Image

- Imagine a special mirror that not only reflected your physical features, but also allowed you to view other aspects of yourself. What do you think you would see. Better yet what do you think influenced you to come to your conclusion. How you answer this question determines your self-image. Self- image isn’t something a person is born with. Self- image are numbers of self impressions that are built up over a period of time. These impressions are influenced by a group of elements. I believe three of the most influential elements are self- esteem, significant others and the media....   [tags: media, self image]

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Effects Of Self Harm On Young People Who Self Ham

- ... This position is also held by those who have described self-harming as a dangerous act of injuring one’s self (Hawton et al, 2012). Conversely, Hawton et al (2012) observes suicide to have the sole objective or resolve to ending one’s life, therefore, intent becomes the significant differentiator between suicides and self-harm. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann (2014) highlighted that suicide is driven by life stressors and possibly depression which lead a person to focus on ending his or her life as the only conceivable way out of a situation....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Self-harm]

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Historical Development of Self Concept Theory

- Historical Development of Self Concept Theory The development of idea of self or self-concept can be traced back into the times of classical philosophy, as traced by Hattie (1992). A sense of self was related to Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle to identity, individuality and the knowledge of self (). Further, Renaissance philosophers promoted a sense of “self” and “knowing self” as the basis of existence through their debates. Hume (1711-1776) brought about a diversion from the intellectual mainstream and rejected the idea of a distinct stable self-concept, and instead emphasized upon the fluidity of “knowing self” and primacy of experience as a well-spring for a constantly cha...   [tags: identity, self, environment]

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How to develop Self-confidence in a Child

- “Thesis Statement” “New parents can help to develop positive Self-confidence in their child by meeting their child’s need quickly, giving the child physical comfort and contact, talking gently with the child and interacting with the child.” Key points how to build Self-confidence in child • Giving unconditional love • Provide appropriate attention • Provide Encouragement • Celebrate the positive “Hook” “How to build child Self-confidence”. “MOD” Discriptive: “Self-confidence comes from having sense of belonging, knowing that we are capable and knowing your contribution are valued and worthwhile.” As any parents knows that Self-confidence is last very short time....   [tags: self confidence, love, encouragement]

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Taking an Inside Look at Self-Esteem

- ... Low self-esteem individuals tend to give up easily. Social anxiety and shyness is correlated to low self-esteem. High self-esteemers have clear and consistent ideas about themselves, whereas people with low self-esteem do not. People with low self-esteem are more likely to become depressed, while people with high self-esteem tend to act out violently and discriminate against others. Although building self-esteem is a lifelong process, the foundation of self-esteem is established in childhood....   [tags: self worth, psychological analysis]

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The Effects Of Non Suicidal Self Injury

- ... Most youth who participate in self-injury do not have suicidal intent, but rather are trying to sustain their life by giving themselves some “comfort.” However, those who self-injure or have a history of self-injury do have a higher risk of being suicidal. What might cause one to self-injure. During middle childhood, the young person’s self concept is developing and many youth struggle with self-esteem problems. While all of this is going on, hormones are being introduced into the body as it grows and develops and the young person is having to establish new ways to deal with all of these unexpected emotions....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Self-harm]

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My Personal Feelings of Self Worth

- People’s self-esteem either high or low is shaped by their life experiences. I believe a person’s self-esteem begins to take shape at an early age, with their parents being a major influence. Kind, positive, knowledgeable and caring parents help children create a positive self-image. Parents who do not feel good about themselves or others, sometimes take it out on their childern by belittling them or discouraging them. This leads the child down a path of self-doubt and eventually given the right circumstances a lower self-esteem....   [tags: self-esteem, personal narrative]

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An Evaluation of Body Image and Self-esteem

- Obesity has a major effect on children across the world. The highest rates of obesity in the US is experienced amongst African American girls. Being overweight is related to many psychological risk factors. Body dissatisfaction is being okay with one's overall weight/size. Although being okay with one's overall appearance is a characterized aspect of body esteem. African American girls have not usually displayed emotion distress concerning weight evaluation. Although African Americans girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, it does note conducts them to assess their overall appearance....   [tags: obesity, self-image, advertising]

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Gulliver's Travels: A Journey of Self-Discovery

- Self -Discovery is acquiring knowledge about your identity which stems from a mixture of the people you associate with and the environment you're surrounded by. One of the underlying themes in Gulliver's Travels is the journey of self-discovery. Gulliver starts out his expedition as an ambitious, practical, and optimistic character who appreciates mankind however, by the end of the voyage he develops an overt hatred towards humanity. Because of Gulliver's surroundings, his outlook on mankind is cynical which leads to a shift of self-distinctiveness, an identity crisis, and an overall jaded mental state....   [tags: self-concept, human corruption]

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Self-Plagiarism is Allowed by Jewish Law

- Ever since the invention of the printing press and other forms of mass reproduction, duplicating the work of another has gone from being a painstaking and time-consuming task to a simple click of a mouse. As society moves towards an electronic-based culture, plagiarism, the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person, has become much more prevalent due to the ease with which it can be done. With plagiarism becoming commonplace in colleges and universities, teachers have begun to restrict what can and cannot be submitted to fulfill assignment requirements....   [tags: Self-Plagiarism Essays]

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Self-esteem and Academic Achievement

- The purpose of this present study was to examine several empirical studies in the relation to a set of self-esteem variables (ethnic identity, acculturation, and language) and academic achievement of adolescents and emerging adulthood from mainstream United States and three diverse ethnic groups (South Koreans, African Americans and Latinos). The findings and implications of the study including recommendations for future research in this area are discussed. Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement Research shows that academic performance influences a person's self-esteem, but it is still debatable whether self-esteem along with ethnic identity, acculturation and language influence academic achi...   [tags: empirical studies, self esteem variabilities]

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Self-Esteem and Self-Concept

- In today’s age and the growing trend in American society of “what’s hot and what’s not”, is having a huge impact on young children’s self-concept and self-esteem. Self-concept “refers to the beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and ideas people have about themselves,” whereas self-esteem is “a personal judgment of worthiness that indicates the extent to which the individual believes himself to be capable, significant, successful, and worthy (392).”      My interest on this subject was peaked after spending the evening with my five year-old cousin, Sami, last week....   [tags: Self Image Self Perception Essays]

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Self Harm in Adolescence

- Some say that the teenage years are one of the most challenging and trying times in an individual’s life. Many changes take place, both emotionally and physically, which sometimes can give the feeling of excitement… or in other cases… complete confusion and utter turmoil. Because emotions tend to run high during this period of life due to hormones, some teens resort to an unhealthy way of coping to deal with their emotional pain. This unhealthy way of dealing with emotional pain is also known as self injury....   [tags: Helping Teenagers Cope with Self Injury]

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Self-Help Industry and Its Demands

- Self-Help Industry and Its Demand Have you ever walked by the “Self-Help” section in the bookstore. I have. What’s more, I even bought quite a few books that assured to help me lose weight, think positive and grow rich. Even though they are very inspiring and exciting to read, as my experience showed, it did not go further than that. Dr. Jim Taylor questions the extent of reliance on the self-help books for personal improvements: People are still looking for honest to goodness ways to change. let’s be really frank here, as George Carlin has also observed, “If you’re reading it in a book, folks, it ain’t self-help....   [tags: growth, self-management, education]

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The Despairing Act of Self Harm

- Have you ever, coincidentally, walked passed somebody with deep, open cuts on his/her wrist and wondered what happened. Maybe, you thought it was a simple, harmless scratch caused by obnoxious pets at home. Or maybe, you considered it as mild accidents, preferably caused by doing arts and crafts at home or school. But, have you ever pondered thoroughly and have the idea that those sad scarring were actually made by him/herself. Creating scars on your skin is actually the action of self-harm; the intentional hurting of one’s self, direct to the body tissue, with or without the intention of suicide....   [tags: suicide solution, love yourself, self harmer]

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A New Sense Of Self And Belonging

- ... This reoccurring theme within two texts is the link to understanding the sometimes difficult, Hierarchy of Needs proposed by Abraham Maslow. As Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs suggests, the longer a person goes without fulfilling their needs, the more they crave for it to be done. Like stated before, external factors play a large role in an individual 's actualization of these needs and often delays this process. Both Benji and Walter are victims of this for multiple reasons such as damaged relationships, lack of confidence and identity crisis....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow, Self]

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Personal Statement : Self Care

- ... When I do my own personal self-care I tend to do 2 things. What I end up doing is exercising and what I like to term “introverted time”. Exercise has a lot of links with self-care because exercise tends to make people decompress by releasing endorphins. Introverted time is more of something I have learned to do over the course of my life. Both of these methods help me perform self-care. Exercise Exercise has been researched a bunch of times in relation to stress. The general consensus is that the overall correlation with exercise and self-care is positive (Larrañaga, Santa-marina, Begiristain, Machón, Vrijheid, Casas, Fernandez, 2013)....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Self-care]

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Self Esteem Of Adolescent Foster

- Self-Esteem of Adolescent Foster Youth in the United States The foster care system exists to provide a safe, temporary living arrangement to children who are experiencing abuse, neglect, or whose parents are not able to provide them with adequate care. Currently 382,400 children are in the foster care system, of which approximately 95,000 are adolescent youth ages 11 to 15. With the increasing number of youth in the foster care system and lack of resources the hopes of youth and families being reunited or adopted is shattered (Casey Family Programs, 2014)....   [tags: Attachment theory, Foster care, Self-esteem]

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Nora Young's The Virtual Self

- The virtual self, by Nora Young is a book about self-tracking, the obsessive recording of the daily life online. The obsession with data. How is this data is altering the world. Many People are obsessed with this data. Sometime you don’t even notice that you are gathering a lot of data. Data can be pictures online, having a smartphone nowadays is enough to gather the data for you, Google android if enabled, has a website where you can see what do you do daily by showing you your journey, where you have been throughout the day....   [tags: self-tracking, reccording daily life online]

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Self-Deception and Absurdity

- Self-deception is described as a strong urge and desire to maintain or defend a belief or idea that one regards to be the truth even while there is strong evidence that the contrary is actually the truth (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Self-deception is “a way we justify false beliefs” and these rationalizations “may even produce it themselves” (Skeptic’s Dictionary; Perspectives, 117). Some views of self-deception suggest that it is an egoistic act, while others do not believe that this is necessarily true....   [tags: Psychology, Self-inflation Bias]

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Self-Knowledge Development from Young Adulthood to old Age

- Everyone wants to know exactly who they are and why people differ so drastically at times. There are areas and situations that can be similar and memories that can be shared, but every human is their very own individual who is shaped by so many different things; such as the outside environment and society to past, present, and future events, needs, and wants. The social world plays a significant role in how the person will interact, how it influences the person, and how will they perceive their behavior....   [tags: self esteem, self efficacy, self schema]

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Succcessful Entrepreneurship: Self-Supporting

- In today’s society, the key factor of entrepreneurship is to allow people to become self-supporting. Entrepreneurship is an employ approach that helps lead people to financial self-sufficiency, even for people with disabilities. Entrepreneurship supplies people with disabilities and their relatives with the prospective to consider and establish enterprises as the boss, rather than just being an employee. Many possibilities come from entrepreneurs and their concepts that they contribute to the world....   [tags: financial self-sufficiency]

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Different Factors that Threaten Self-Esteem

- Self-esteem is an essential part of human beings and an important benchmark of psychological well-being (Clay, Vignoles, & Dittmar, 2005; Tirlea, Truby, & Haines, 2013). A complex combination of factors influence self-esteem (defined as an individual’s overall positive or negative feelings of worth) including self-evaluation based on success, appearance, intelligence, and relationships, as well as perceived evaluation by others, which can have powerful effects on various life outcomes (e.g. academic and work achievement, self-confidence, and hazardous behavior; Hsiang-Ru, Chang-Ming, Jiunn-Chern, Pi-Hsia, Wei-Lun, & Wan-Yu, 2009; Myers & Twenge, 2013; Neff & Vonk, 2009; Orth, Robins, & Widam...   [tags: social comparison, abuse, self-criticism]

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Preventing Non Suicidal Self Injury

- Citation: Muehlenkamp, J. J., Walsh, B. W., & McDade, M. (2010). Preventing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents: The Signs of Self-Injury Program. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 39(3), 306-314 doi: 10.1007/s10964-009-9450-8 Summary It was hypothesized that from pre- to post-test implementation, there would be an increase in knowledge of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) signs/symptoms, attitudes, observed self-reported help seeking behaviors, and a decrease in the frequency and intensity of NSSI thoughts and behaviors....   [tags: High school, Education, Self-harm]

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African American Consciousness and Self-Contempt

- Black self-contempt seeping into African American culture is irrefutable, as is the fact that it is misconstrued, unchallenged, and undervalued. The unparalleled intense emotion of internalized self-hatred currently plaguing the minds of numerous Blacks is not an ordinary phenomenon developed from centuries of evolution. It is not a nameless occurrence empty of a coherent justification. It is simply the consequence of an intentionally condemned system of suppression and control. An enormous scheming method used for preserving the present grand image of society....   [tags: Self Contempt, American Culture Issues]

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The Self in Social Psychology and Implications for Counseling Practice

- ... Also, the study suggests that self-compassion helps create upward social comparison with people who have successfully worked through a similar weakness. This upward social comparison through self-compassion can help clients to be motivated to live better and more fulfilling lives in order to work through those failures or weaknesses just as others have successfully worked through them and have continued on through life. Further, the study suggests that self-compassion increases the motivation toward self-improvement after moral transgressions....   [tags: self-distancing, emotions, identity]

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Literature On Self Efficacy And Social Cognitive Theory

- ... As shown in the multi-directional model below (Figure 1.1 序号要改), inner personal factors, behaviour, and external environment mutually interact with each other. That is to say, “human functioning is viewed as the product of a dynamic interplay of personal, behavioural, and environmental influences” (Pajares, 2002). Individuals are proactively involved in their development as human agents, they are not just the products of their life circumstance but also the contributors (Bandura, 2006, p. 164)....   [tags: Self-efficacy, Albert Bandura]

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Teens and Self-Cutting

- Self-cutting is a major problem for adolescents. Self-cutting is really a cry for help. Statistics show that one in four teens admit to cutting.(Lundsten 1) The website teenhelp.com reported that one in two-hundred girls between the ages 13 and 19 cut themselves regularly. Many adolescents seek self-cutting as a way to heal from pain. Max Malikow stated that, psychiatrist, A. Favazza research began when he became “intrigued by the possibility that some forms of self-mutilation represent an attempt at self-healing (Malikow 46)....   [tags: depression, self-harm, social media]

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Dorothea Orem's Self Care Nursing Theory Analysis

- Dorothea Orem's Self Care Nursing Theory Analysis The grand theory to be analyzed in this paper is Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT). The method used to analyze Dorothea Orem’s theory is Walker and Avant Theory Analysis (WAT). Theory analysis is a process of evaluating a nursing theory. The WAT is comprised of seven steps. The steps are defining the origins, meaning, logic, usefulness, details, structure and testability of the theory (McEwen & Wills, 2011). “Critical reflection of a theory determines how well the theory serves its purpose” (McEwen & Wills, 2011, p.95)....   [tags: Nurse, Self Care]

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Sexual Self-Discovery in Fun Home by Allison Bechdel

- Anguish and Pain In the graphic novel Fun Home, by Allison Bechdel, sexual self-discovery plays a critical role in the development of the main character, Allison Bechdel herself; furthermore, Bechdel depicts the plethora of factors that are pivotal in the shaping of who she is before, during and after her sexual self-development. Bechdel’s anguish and pain begins with all of her accounts that she encountered at home, with her respective family member – most importantly her father – at school, and the community she grew up within....   [tags: homosexual, self-development]

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The Desire to Change One's Self in Harrison Bergeron

- Nowadays, lacking self-confidence is a common human conflict. It can be caused for the society that values better and bigger; it can be hard to overcome people insecurities. Also, many people are afraid of showing their authentic personalities just because of other people, the society stereotypes and expectations. Moreover, a lot of people think about changing other people instead of thinking about how can they make some changes in their lives or make changes about themselves to be better in some different ways....   [tags: self-confidence, society, expectations]

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Self-Improvement: How Better to Improve You

- “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” - Madonna. When you read this quote, you think of one word, “Self-improvement.” Just with this one topic, you may ponder and ask yourself, “Who needs Self-improvement?” ,“ When do we need to start changing and How do we begin?”,” What will we get from it?” , and the most important question of all, “Why do we need self-improvement?” Self improvement comes from experiences....   [tags: self-improvement, expereiences, change]

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Simon as an Ambassador for Self-Realization “Lord of the Flies”

- The trials and tribulations all humans face becomes prominent as each individual succumbs to evil in attempts of recreating his or her lost civilization. Out of each dark moment the individual faces, flourishes a new state of human consciousness that is consistent in revealing one’s true nature. In the Lord of the Flies, the transition the three young boys make into adulthood is evident as their significance and their newfound identity becomes more pronounced. Simon’s particular incident involves his encounter with the ‘Lord of the Flies’, where he comes to terms with the innate evil that resides within all humanity, causing him to be an ambassador for self-realization....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, Self-Realization, ]

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The Culture That Affect A Young Adolescents Self Worth And Self Love

- Essay One: My essay will be about actions and ideas in today’s culture that affect a young adolescents self-worth and self-love. Focusing on American culture. What is this idea of self-love. It is the idea of loving yourself, mind and body, as you are now. Change is normal, and people sometimes assume one does not have love themselves if they change. People strive to be better than the person they were yesterday. People still love themselves when they change. They are changing for themselves, not because of somebody else or for somebody else’s approval....   [tags: Self-esteem, Bullying, Happiness, Roy Baumeister]

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Benjamin Komoetie's Search for Self Identity

- Benjamin Komoetie, the main character in Fiela’s Child by Dalene Matthee, arrived on the doorstep of Fiela and Selling Komoetie when he was only three years old. It is fortunate that Fiela and Selling Komoetie had raised Benjamin as their own from the day he arrived on their door step until was twelve years old. Although Fiela and Selling Komoetie are not the biological parents of Benjamin, they are remarkable parental figures, as well as the only ones Benjamin knew. At the age of twelve, census takers discovered Benjamin living with Komoetie’s, and had suddenly recalled a story of a boy who had vanished from the forest....   [tags: self identity, fiela's child, dalene matthee]

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The Importance Of Self Esteem, And Its Development And Longitudinal Effects

- ... Defining self-esteem and its development The definition of self-esteem is largely debated within the psychological community with regards to theoretical perspective. Termed, “a key to a successful life”, a child’s self-esteem is quite important to their caregiver. Self-esteem, according to Smith and Mackie (2007), is a person’s self-concept about themselves, which can result in both negative and positive assessments. Self-esteem can predict both future successes and failures in domains such as health, work ethic, socioeconomic status, and relationships (Orth, Robins, Trzesniewski, 2010)....   [tags: Childhood, Self-esteem, Developmental psychology]

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Dorothea Orem’s Self-care Concept

- “Nursing is an art that renders a personal service to patients” (McLaughlin Renpenning & Taylor, 2003, p. 3), regardless of age, sex, race, culture etc. Children are diagnosed everyday with diseases that cause chronic illness forcing these children to mature much faster in order to become an active participant in the care and maintenance of their illness. Take Diabetes Mellitus for example. Children who are newly diagnosed with this usually adapt quickly in knowing they need to stay on top of proper maintenance....   [tags: self-care, nursing]

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Statistical Report on the Effects of Self-Efficacy on Depression

- ... This is mainly the case with the individual is living mainly in the residence halls and depend more closely on friendships to manage stress (Friedlander, 2007). Depression on adolescence Depression among adolescence is a concern for college personal. It is believed in various findings that females are twice as likely to have depressive symptoms as opposed to males. This can be due to the support of the institution and the less frequency that young adolescent whether male or female depending on parental support....   [tags: social anxiety, shyness, self-esteem]

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Promoting Healthy Body Image And Self Esteem

- ... Puberty happens at different ages for everyone and children can struggle with the fact that they are changing and their friends are not. When children’s bodies start to change, they can establish negative outlooks on their body image. According to Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto, authors of Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, this can be from social media, people at school that could be bullying them, or their parents. Having low self-esteem or negative thoughts about their body can cause children to become depressed, or feel like they don’t fit in....   [tags: Bullying, Self-esteem, Child, Abuse]

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Leadership Self-Analysis

- As a leader in our church, after attending the program in Clinical Pastoral Education, I learned so much about self. Self awareness is a major growing edge in anyones leadership skills. Especially if you are trying to be successful and effective with your congregation, family and in the community. I learned that when dealing with conflict, I had the tendency to shy away or pretend as though the conflict is not happening or that it didn’t exist. This behavior would lead to some unattended and unhealthy issues within my self....   [tags: Self-Analysis]

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the Internet-Enhanced Self-Disclosure Hypothesis by Valkenburg and Peter

- As defined by Baron and Branscombe (2011), self-esteem refers to an individuals overall attitude toward themselves, or sense of self worth. A major influencer of self-esteem is social connectedness, or an individual’s sense of belongingness to his or her social environments and networks (Lee & Robbins, 1998). For example, being excluded or ignored by ones peers is said to be psychologically painful, therefore causing reduction in self-esteem (Baron & Branscombe, 2011). Thus, social connectedness and self-esteem can be considered to be positively associated....   [tags: individuals, self-esteem, social connectedness]

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Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization and Giving Up on Dreams

- As we can see, in the daily life we are living in, people always give up on their dreams very easily. It is usual for us to hear someone say that, "I quit. I can not do this any more." Some people do so because they are tired of what they are doing, and others may just give up on their dreams because of their own personality problem. In my point of view, it is not a good or healthy thing to do because in the end, people may regret for what they decided to do. They may feel unhappy or even depressed....   [tags: Maslow, theory of self-actualization, psychology, ]

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Writing Self-Evaluation

- I believe it is important for any student who wants to do their best in a class to take a moment to evaluate their own work to determine the rate their writing is progressing and how they can continue to advance their writing. When I looked through my own work I asked myself “what have I learned this semester?” and “what do I still need to learn in order to improve my writing?”. Answering both these questions will help me with my last step of my self-evaluation, developing a plan to learn new skills....   [tags: Self-Evaluation]

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The Effect of Media Images on Women's/Girls' Self-Perceptions

- The Effect of Media Images on Women’s/Girls Self- Perceptions People are more likely to judge the image of themselves by what they see in the media. The mass media surrounds us with images of the “thin ideal” for females, an ideal that has become increasingly thin since the 1950’s and thus increasingly unrealistic for most girls and women” (Stice, E. & Shaw, H.E., 1994). In the past and present, the mass media has been surrounding girls and women with the ideal thin image for females. This affects the majority of female’s self-esteem and confidence in a negative way....   [tags: self-esteem, unrealistically thin bodies]

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Mental Wellbeing and Having Appropriate Self-esteem

- Mental wellbeing involves issues like a person’s ability to develop their potential, to work in an efficient manner and creatively, the ability to make solid and positive relationships with people and to give to their community (Beddington, et al. 2008). Wellbeing in life also includes such emotions of satisfaction, optimism, self-esteem, the ability to have control of surroundings, knowing the purpose in life and the idea of belonging and support (The Scottish Government, 2012). Mental health problems are an illness clinically described that, affect one’s ability to perform cognitively and emotionally (The Scottish Government, 2012)....   [tags: self-evaluation, physical activity, depression]

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Impact of Obesity on Self-confidence and Self-esteem

- Over the last decade children and adults, in the United States, have been gaining more and more weight. Obesity is rapidly becoming an epidemic in our youngsters' lives. Whether it's all the fast food or lack of exercise, adults and especially children are heavier than ever. This increase in the national girth is giving way to such debilitating and chronic disease diabetes, joint and muscle ailments, and even heart disease. Beside that, there is a result from statistic says that disability due to obesity-related type 2 diabetes will increase particularly in industrializing countries, as insulin supply is usually insufficient in industrialized countries....   [tags: Overweight Self-image]

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The Autonomous Self and the Dichotomy of Individualism

- The Autonomous Self and the Dichotomy of Individualism It is not only intellectuals and English theory professors who spend countless hours and study attempting to determine the notion of self. People all over the world do it everyday, whether consciously or unconsciously. People question who they are and how their lives are structured in relation to the society in which they live. From questioning why they forgot the eggs on the grocery list to why life seems to be an eternal roller-coaster, people have an innate desire to learn about the self and how it functions in day-to-day life....   [tags: Self Image Philosophy Essays]

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Taking Risks to Self-fulfillment in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Stetson

- ... Her character, mentally weak and fragile and with no desirable means to be self-fulfilled, succumbs to everything her physician/husband says because “what is one to do?” (p. 638) She is pressured to agree to a “rest cure” for her nervous disorder, although she intuitively knows that this treatment stands in the way of her inner happiness: “Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change would do me good.” (p. 648) Her husband forbids her any form of creative expression: “He says that my imaginative power and habit of story making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and I ought to use my will and good sense to check the t...   [tags: oppression, self-control, turmoil]

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As I Meet Myself: Perceptions of Self through Interactions of Others

- As I Meet Myself: Perceptions of Self through Interactions of Others As a collective group of peers, we perceive things in a certain light without necessarily knowing the background information. We judge ourselves, and we judge others constantly, and often based only on perception. The outcome of perceiving things a certain way can be positive or negative. This depends on how we do it, when, and how often. After reading and carefully examining this chapter, I have gained some very useful knowledge....   [tags: self-concept, understanding]

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Seeking Independence in Essay Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

- It is impossible to live a whole life without the help of others. Everyone starts out relying on their parents to feed them, take care of them, and teach them. However, as people grow older, they learn to look after themselves and be independent of others. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance”, he tells us that once people are able to be independent, they should be an individual who believes in themselves and does not conform to society. In American culture today, there are people who go with the flow and do what everyone else does....   [tags: independent, self-reliance, society]

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Learning Ones True Self Based on A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- In the novella, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the narrator, Gene, expresses the hardships of leaving innocence of adolescence and merging into reality. During this journey, Gene’s lack of self-assurance leads him to jealousy towards his best friend, Phineas, also known as Finny. Through the eyes of Gene, Finny is portrayed as athletic, outgoing, and unpredictable; otherwise, everything Gene is not. Upon his return to Devon, Gene is reminded of the accident that occurred on the tree. Overwhelmed with jealousy and resentment, Gene jolts the limb of the tree, causing his best friend’s fall and development of uncertainty....   [tags: irony, metaphors, seach of self]

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Self-Disclosure Through Weblogs and Perceptions of Online and 'Real-life' Friendships

- Introduction The way people choose to portray themselves on an online social networking site or a dating site is does not always stand true to real life. There are many stipulations that one has to go through in order to be comfortable not only receiving, but distributing their personal information. This paper will explore different ways that online presentations in mediated communication through dating and social networking sites are represented and the issues that coincide. Social networking sites have distinctive cues that create various levels of importance to those browsing them....   [tags: Social Media, self-presentation]

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