Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
Psychology My self concept has been developed over time through various experiences. “"The self is something which has a development; it is not initially there, at birth, but arises in the process of social experience and activity . . ." (Sole, 2011, p. 49). My concept of self is quite satisfied and confident in who I have become and what I have achieved thus far in my life. Every goal I sought to achieve has been acquired by the specified self imposed timeline (except for college). However, I am half way through achieving the college goal right now. I consider myself to be someone that radiates poise and achievement. I am someone who can be trusted and someone who you would want your children to be around. My self image is in a state of displacement at the moment as I am 13 weeks pregnant. So needless to say my physical bodily appearance is not at its peak. I consider myself to be intelligent, attractive and of a normal weight and height (absent the baby bump). My self esteem as I am sure you can see from my descriptive so far is pretty positive. Please note that I would never speak of these attributes in everyday conversation. I am only speaking of them because I was asked to do so. Nonetheless, I am glad to have the opportunity for self reflection. I spend allot of time thinking about what I have not done yet and not enough time appreciating what I have already accomplished. It is not often enough that people take the time to self reflect before they are well seasoned in years. Thank you professor for the opportunity. The self concept, self image and self esteem, described above, have helped me to be confident. Allowing me to be clear and decisive in conversation. Specifically, conversation with other scholars, mothers, and others trying to achieve a goal. Sole, K. (2011).Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Developing self concept through experience is a big challenge and something that is to be admired. Not many people possess the skill and determination to do that. The very fact that physical appearance change but not the mental image is commendable. There is no point feeling bad about one’s appearance. It is God given and cannot be changed by mankind. What needs to be changed is the perception of one’s own. For that also, one has to look inside and not depend on others’ opinion.