What does self-image mean?

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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.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-image in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-image in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maxwell Maltz:

    Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become

  2. Brian Tracy:

    The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

  3. Maxwell Maltz:

    The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

  4. Valerie Polakow:

    Rigidly organized pre-school classrooms, which value obedience more than development, create the deficits in poor children, imposing a self-image of marginality and failure.

  5. Laura Jeffers:

    If food is categorized as good or bad, then negative thoughts around food can occur, over time, negative thoughts about food may turn into negative self-image thoughts when ‘bad’ food is consumed.

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