History[ edit ] Psychologists Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow had major influence in popularizing the idea of self-concept in the west. According to Rogers, everyone strives to reach an "ideal self". On the other hand, neurotic people have "self-concepts that do not match their experiences. They are afraid to accept their own experiences as valid, so they distort them, either to protect themselves or to win approval from others.
What a free way to live! Being self-expressed means that people will see your spirit and true character; they will see the totality of who you are. Sometimes we are not sure how to access creativity or inspiration, or we know what we want to say or do, but are unsure of how to express ourselves, or feel ill-equipped in our expression of something.
Here are ways to become more fully self-expressed: Speak Your Truth in the Moment Did you ever look back on a conversation you had and fantasize about talking to that person in a more authentic way than you did?
Perhaps it was someone who mistreated you and instead of telling them how you felt about it, you walked away feeling disempowered and wishing you had stood up for yourself.
For some of us, speaking our truth, in the moment, may be difficult because of fear of confrontation and lack of confidence, but not speaking our truth can have damaging effects on self-esteem and even health.
Start noticing where you may be holding back and when an opportunity comes to speak truthfully with love and kindnesstake it on as a challenge and speak up. But the self is not something that one finds. When we think about ourselves, we tend to think in a certain way about our skills, strengths and talents.
We narrowly define ourselves, meaning we live life from a certain way of thinking and being, which limits our experiences. We can re-create ourselves at anytime and choose to define ourselves in other ways. Explore new ways of thinking and being, and you may discover that you have talents and passions you never knew existed.
Engage in Creative Techniques We can help birth ideas and create new possibilities for our life with creative techniques.
Through these techniques, we expand our creative aptitude and can potentially achieve a longstanding desire from writing a screenplay to becoming a website designer to making wedding cakes, for example.
Some creative techniques to try include: Acquire Self Knowledge — Know Who You Are Many of us rarely, if ever, take time out from our harried schedules to become an observer of our own life and who we are being. We get so bogged down in daily activities and obligations that days, months, and years fly by.
Take time to step back from your life and see whether you are truly happy, fulfilled, using your talents, and pursuing your passions. You can even hire a life coach to help you with self-exploration to gain knowledge that can open up new possibilities for you.
Pursue Wants and Passions Voraciously Do you feel like something of yourself is not getting through to the outside world? Are you putting your wants and passions on a backburner?
This is easy to do with all of our daily responsibilities, but unfulfilled human potential is a tragedy. Once you have identified who you are and what your passions are, not to pursue them can cause serious regret.CHAPTER 15 Self-Concept Identity self-expression.
E = Explain to the client how to use positive self-talk instead of negative self-talk. concepts of self-esteem and self-efficacy. As a client becomes more empowered, one will feel more confident in one’s abil-.
Radical Self-reliance Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. Join the conversation in the 10 Principles blog series. Radical Self-expression Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual.
No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine. The philosophy of self defines, Concepts of self Self in Eastern traditions.
In spirituality, and especially nondual, mystical and eastern meditative traditions, the human being is often conceived as being in the illusion of individual existence, and separateness from other aspects of creation. Self-expression is as vital to living as breathing.
It is how we interact with others and the world. It can be supremely fulfilling or irritably frustrating. Self-expression takes place through communication, body language, artwork, and even our clothes and hairstyles. It includes how we decorate our homes and the way we drive a car.
BASIC CONCEPTS Philosophical Analysis of Play, Recreation, and Leisure What would life be without play? Play is fun, freedom, a way to socialize, our reward after hard work.
When we play at something, we enjoy it for as a result of the need for self-expression. Humans were regarded as active, dynamic.
“Language About Me and You: Pronomial Reference and the Emerging Concept of Self,” in The Self in Transition: Infancy to Childhood.
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