Simply self image is the mental picture or paradigm of any individual which shows his aura in the environment. Broadly speaking self image is of these types.
- Self –image coming through introspection.
- Self –image coming through the shades of other people, how they judge the individual.
- Individual’s self belief how he perceives people around him.
Psychologist used word self-schema to clear up to jargon. As self-schemas identify the pattern how a person influences other people and keeps a record of processed information from the environment. Researchers have proved that information which are identify to oneself is preferentially encoded and recorded in memory tests. Self image is our internal mapping. People develop self images through learning. Our parents and teachers play crucial role in this process. A person’s experiences with the environment also add up to it. Support of relationships has a huge impact on what we think and feel about ourselves. It’s more like to see your own self body image. On the basis of that we create our own self image either in a positive or negative way. Childhood memories or learning also contributes to it. Having a positive self image enhances the chances of growth and prosperity of an individual on contrary to this negative self image focuses on mistakes, short falls and how imperfect the person is? Regardless of having going into the discussion of having positive or negative self image, it’s itself very important because our thinking about our self influences our feelings which then create actions towards life.
- Nature has given us great amount of elasticity to respond towards ever changing environment.
- Self image is also not a fixed feature. It can be changed. A positive self image starts with learning and loving ourselves.
Build your own internal values:
Stop comparing you with others, never tries to act out somebody. If you cannot fit in cloths and shoes of others; how come you perceive their thought? Start taking a personal inventory of yourself. Accept yourself as you are right now. Then list dawn all the factors you want to change, Stick with one factor, define personal goals and objectives about it. When you narrow your focus to one factor, it starts to create ripple effects on your inner value system and it begins to change the ways you want.
Demonstrate your best self:
Dressing well and looking good not necessarily involve trendy fashions and designer labels. Being appropriate to the occasion and look tidy are more important. Personal grooming and appearance provide an instant projection, dry out the negative thoughts of being left out in life. Having a strong attire will defiantly going to give an edge.
Read good auto biographies:
Look for life stories of those who have reached the top in their profession. You can also read about the lives of those people who you admire. It will have a positive effect on your thinking and help you to find yourself and you true potential. Reading also gives sense of uniqueness to its reader. Open the door of knowledge for him. Take him to journey of real life experiences.
Ask right questions:
The three big questions one should ask from himself for better self image building are who he is? What he is? Why he is? To answer all three individual most go deep insight his spirit and potential. What he imagines, internalize and put in practice is what he will finally realize and experience about himself. The mind has amazing quality of not automatically leans towards truth, right, and justice. It gravitates towards what is exposed to it most. The development of better self-image is linked directly to what you allow yourself to be exposed to.
To conclude here is famous saying of Jim Morrison “That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.”