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self′-im′age(n.)

  1. the conception or mental image one has of oneself.

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  1. self-image(Noun)

    The way a person views themself.

    Like most people my self-image is much younger than my age; the fact that I'm getting old hasn't quite sunk in yet.

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  1. Self-image

    A person's self-image is the mental picture, generally of a kind that is quite resistant to change, that depicts not only details that are potentially available to objective investigation by others, but also items that have been learned by that person about himself or herself, either from personal experiences or by internalizing the judgments of others. A simple definition of a person's self-image is their answer to the question "What do you believe people think about you?". Self-image may consist of three types: ⁕Self-image resulting from how the individual sees himself or herself. ⁕Self-image resulting from how others see the individual. ⁕Self-image resulting from how the individual perceives others see him or her. These three types may or may not be an accurate representation of the person. All, some or none of them may be true. A more technical term for self-image that is commonly used by social and cognitive psychologists is self-schema. Like any schema, self-schemas store information and influence the way we think and remember. For example, research indicates that information which refers to the self is preferentially encoded and recalled in memory tests, a phenomenon known as "Self-referential encoding". Self-schemas are also considered the traits people use to define themselves, they draw information about the self into a coherent scheme.

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