Self Perception

1586 WordsJun 21, 20187 Pages
When we look at the sky the first thing we wish to see are the stars, those amazing shinning objects everyone talks about, but not all see. Self-concept and perception work the same way. Through interpersonal communication we relate, communicate and evolve with other people physically and emotionally and it’s affected by one’s self-concept, perception and emotion. Self-concept is a term used to refer to how someone thinks about or perceives themselves. How we think about and evaluate ourselves and how aware we are of ourselves as a concept to be. A more stable definition is, as Baumeister provides, “the individual's belief about himself or herself, including the person's attributes and who and what the self is”. Every…show more content…
The simpler the message, the easier the other person will get it. You can have a simple discussion by asking straight questions to someone and having direct and concrete responses. When you have a hard time discussing an issue that you not know exactly how to express, your recipient might loose himself in the conversation. Like in any type of communication, there’s a chance that the intended meaning is lost. Specially, when people try to express their feelings the meanings get wrongly perceived. A person might want to break up a relationship but in a nice and mature way, so they try to smooth the situation and be sensitive about not saying something dry that can hurt its partner. But, if it is too sensitive and too nice, the meaning could get wrongly perceived and the recipient might think its just an issue they will get over easily, when the point totally was not that. Perception is someone’s reality, it determines how they perceive information from another person and how the perception of others is the product of how you view yourself. Perception can be learned, physical or cultural depending on your environment. They type of learned perception is formed with someone’s personality, from the thoughts, ideas and beliefs that are taught. For example, when a child communicates and transmits information with his parents, the parent’s personality traits, beliefs and ethics of life will reflect in the kid. He
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