Self- Esteem Essays

1137 Words Feb 8th, 2014 5 Pages
Ashlee Cook
Baker College
Case Scenario Self Esteem

There are many similarities and differences to self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Self-concept is the mental image or perception that one has of oneself. Self-esteem is the experience of feeling competent to cope with the basic challenges in life and of being worthy of happiness. Then self-efficacy is confidence in your ability to carry out a specific task in contrast to generalized self-confidence. The only person that can feel self-concept if yourself. It is what you are thinking of yourself at any given time. You could feel that you are a happy, joyful person, while someone else sees you as a depressed and sad being. The was
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These reasons and definitions can help someone understand the differences and similarities to self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Everyone has their own perceptions on how they do things and complete life goals. Every single person is different. In the case scenario that I was given an average day woman, Pat, she is having a life changing event while starting a new job. At her old job she was rarely late to work, enjoyed working in the office environment, and enjoyed finding opportunities to meet and talk to other people during the day. However, Pat is starting a new job and is surrounded by people that are opposite from her making it harder to have a high self-esteem and self-concept o herself. Being in this new environment Pat is gaining a low self-concept of herself since the rest of her coworkers are young and full of life. She is starting to feel out of date compared to all the others and has a had time having conversations with them. Since Pat feels old now, her self-esteem has most likely went down and she doesn't have much to look forward to going to work everyday. Now that her self-concept and esteem is lower than normal Pat is having a hard time making friends at all since she is too scared to even try developing a friendship. Since she isn't trying to start conversations she goes home feeling very alone and isolated from the rest of the people she works with at her new job. Pat's

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