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Self Concept

Beauty and the Self-Concept: Perceptions of Beauty for the Disabled

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

How we figure out who we are is based on the feedback we get from other significant people in our lives, or reflective appraisal, It is something we all do especially when it comes to our personal beauty. For me, being disabled, with and without the wheelchair, I often have eyes on me.

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

You Are What You Have Done, Not What You Own

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

This study suggests that people feel that their own self-concept is influenced more strongly by what they have done than by what they own. Another series of studies in this paper explores perceptions of self by others.

Who Are We Without Our Titles?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

Too often, we define ourselves by our jobs in this world: "I work at X," "I'm so and so's mother, ____'s wife." But when those relationships have expired, matured or evaporated, what's left?

'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Parents sometimes ask their children this question when they're acting up or arguing. It's not a sincere question, but rather a way in which parents try to assert control, to put their children "in their place." Sometimes, though, we find ourselves asking this question of ourselves as adults.

You Don't Have To Be Someone, You Already Are Someone

Tom Shadyac | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Shadyac

You see, what we are telling ourselves, the command to succeed and be someone, is just a story; it's a story based on expectations. It's temporal and finite. It is not who you really are.

American Identity Crisis: Are You Your Job?

Joe Robinson | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

You are what you do. It's a case of mistaken identity that is hazardous to your health, life, and even the work you do. In a 24/7 world where we're always on work mode, there's little escape from the identity that's not you.

The Personal Branding Paradox: Being Nobody

Marc Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Lesser

It is likely that what we take for granted as a "self" does not exist. And since your brand is intertwined with other people's perception, there is no one perception that defines you.

Making the Shift from a Warrior to Visionary

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

If you look beyond the present moment, you might be able to not only see new opportunities for connection, the person you disagree with might shift his or her perspective as well.