How much do you believe in your self? On aHow much do you believe in your self? On a
piece of paper write down the percent...
DefinitionsDefinitions
Self-concept: Picture or perception ofSelf-concept: Picture or perception of
ourselvesourselves
Sel...
Positive Self-Concept
I am an
okay
person.
I have
definite
strengths
and
abilities.
I can do
anything I
really want
to do....
Characteristic of
Negative Self-Concept
I am a jerk.
Why try? I
could never do
it anyway.
I cannot do
anything right.
I am...
How is self-concept built &How is self-concept built &
destroyeddestroyed
BuildingBuilding
Find a good role modelFind a go...
Tips for building Self EsteemTips for building Self Esteem
1.1. Identify with people, books, videos, television shows, etc...
How do values and morals fit intoHow do values and morals fit into
feeling good about yourself?feeling good about yourself...
You become
which you t hink
about most .
Change
the bad
Appreciate
life
Willing
to try
new things Believes
in
self
Is not
a threat
to others
Doesn’t submit
to
peer...
Who hasWho has
contributed to yourcontributed to your
self esteem?self esteem?
Self-Concept Circle
1. The person I
think I am.
2. The person others
think I am.
3. The person others think
I think I am.
...
No one can
Make you feel
inferior Without
your Consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Accept yourself: Stop worrying about theAccept yourself: Stop worrying about the
things you can’t change. Be morethings yo...
Have Realistic Expectations –Have Realistic Expectations –
We expect to much fromWe expect to much from
ourselves. Perfect...
Emphasize your strengths.Emphasize your strengths.
Change what can be changed. SomeChange what can be changed. Some
things...
““I CAN’T”I CAN’T”
List your “I can’t” characteristics on aList your “I can’t” characteristics on a
sheet of paper.sheet o...
No arms…No legs…No worriesNo arms…No legs…No worries
““Rest in Peace: The IRest in Peace: The I
Can’t Funeral”Can’t Funeral”
Shred your “I CAN”T” paper (RIP)Shred your “I CAN”...
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American Family-Chapter 7: Self concept

  1. 1. How much do you believe in your self? On aHow much do you believe in your self? On a piece of paper write down the percentage of howpiece of paper write down the percentage of how much you believe in yourself. 100%? 75%?much you believe in yourself. 100%? 75%? 50%?50%? What are you achieving with that percentage?What are you achieving with that percentage? What would happen if you believed in yourselfWhat would happen if you believed in yourself 25% more?25% more? Dreams and self belief are free.Dreams and self belief are free. You can take all you want and walk away.You can take all you want and walk away.
  2. 2. DefinitionsDefinitions Self-concept: Picture or perception ofSelf-concept: Picture or perception of ourselvesourselves Self Esteem: Feelings we have aboutSelf Esteem: Feelings we have about ourselvesourselves
  3. 3. Positive Self-Concept I am an okay person. I have definite strengths and abilities. I can do anything I really want to do. I see myself as being as good as my friends. There are many ways to solve a problem.
  4. 4. Characteristic of Negative Self-Concept I am a jerk. Why try? I could never do it anyway. I cannot do anything right. I am not nearly as good as my friends. I knew my plans would not work.
  5. 5. How is self-concept built &How is self-concept built & destroyeddestroyed BuildingBuilding Find a good role modelFind a good role model Praise & complimentsPraise & compliments Focus on the positiveFocus on the positive Keep criticism to aKeep criticism to a minimumminimum Set & achieve goalsSet & achieve goals DestroyedDestroyed Comparing yourself toComparing yourself to othersothers Putting yourself downPutting yourself down Drug abuseDrug abuse ??
  6. 6. Tips for building Self EsteemTips for building Self Esteem 1.1. Identify with people, books, videos, television shows, etc., that build your self-Identify with people, books, videos, television shows, etc., that build your self- esteemesteem 2.2. Build others – give sincere compliments oftenBuild others – give sincere compliments often 3.3. Think positivelyThink positively 4.4. Set and achieve goalsSet and achieve goals 5.5. Do something challenging each dayDo something challenging each day 6.6. Look your bestLook your best 7.7. Eat correctlyEat correctly 8.8. Do something for someone elseDo something for someone else 9.9. Learn a new skillLearn a new skill 10.10. ““Act as if” you possess traits you would like to haveAct as if” you possess traits you would like to have 11.11. Observe self-concept peopleObserve self-concept people 12.12. Handle things one at a timeHandle things one at a time 13.13. Use criticism constructivelyUse criticism constructively 14.14. Ask for help – take advantage of learning opportunitiesAsk for help – take advantage of learning opportunities 15.15. Improve your personal living spaceImprove your personal living space 16.16. Allow personal growth time each dayAllow personal growth time each day 17.17. Post self-improvement reminders in obvious placesPost self-improvement reminders in obvious places 18.18. Do not say negative things about yourselfDo not say negative things about yourself 19.19. Reward yourself oftenReward yourself often 20.20. List your accomplishments each eveningList your accomplishments each evening 21.21. Volunteer to share your skills with othersVolunteer to share your skills with others
  7. 7. How do values and morals fit intoHow do values and morals fit into feeling good about yourself?feeling good about yourself? Knowing yourself is a prerequisite to a good selfKnowing yourself is a prerequisite to a good self esteemesteem Discover your values – a value is something youDiscover your values – a value is something you strongly believe instrongly believe in Live by what you value – the closer your valuesLive by what you value – the closer your values come to your actions the happier you will be.come to your actions the happier you will be.
  8. 8. You become which you t hink about most .
  9. 9. Change the bad Appreciate life Willing to try new things Believes in self Is not a threat to others Doesn’t submit to peer pressure Accept failure Leader to others Good Self Esteem
  10. 10. Who hasWho has contributed to yourcontributed to your self esteem?self esteem?
  11. 11. Self-Concept Circle 1. The person I think I am. 2. The person others think I am. 3. The person others think I think I am. As I See Myself Other’s Reactions to Me As Others See Me My Actions
  12. 12. No one can Make you feel inferior Without your Consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. 13. Accept yourself: Stop worrying about theAccept yourself: Stop worrying about the things you can’t change. Be morethings you can’t change. Be more accepting of others and the things theyaccepting of others and the things they can’t change.can’t change. Try not to compare with others. It’s unfair.Try not to compare with others. It’s unfair. You may compare their strengths withYou may compare their strengths with your weaknesses. Judge yourself in termsyour weaknesses. Judge yourself in terms of your own growthof your own growth
  14. 14. Have Realistic Expectations –Have Realistic Expectations – We expect to much fromWe expect to much from ourselves. Perfection is notourselves. Perfection is not possible but bettering our-selfpossible but bettering our-self should be a lifetime goal. Weshould be a lifetime goal. We grow with models who appeargrow with models who appear to be perfect at everything.to be perfect at everything. Hero’s are good to look at butHero’s are good to look at but they have their problems too.they have their problems too.
  15. 15. Emphasize your strengths.Emphasize your strengths. Change what can be changed. SomeChange what can be changed. Some things fast, others gradual, and othersthings fast, others gradual, and others never. There are things we inherit but wenever. There are things we inherit but we can change our attitude about it. Try newcan change our attitude about it. Try new experiences.experiences.
  16. 16. ““I CAN’T”I CAN’T” List your “I can’t” characteristics on aList your “I can’t” characteristics on a sheet of paper.sheet of paper. Add things your parents say you doAdd things your parents say you do wrong.wrong. Add things others say you do wrong.Add things others say you do wrong. How do you feel?How do you feel?
  17. 17. No arms…No legs…No worriesNo arms…No legs…No worries
  18. 18. ““Rest in Peace: The IRest in Peace: The I Can’t Funeral”Can’t Funeral” Shred your “I CAN”T” paper (RIP)Shred your “I CAN”T” paper (RIP) Now, write an “I CAN” paperNow, write an “I CAN” paper Treat yourself in honor of the occasion. (I’m glad I’mTreat yourself in honor of the occasion. (I’m glad I’m me!)me!) “The decision you make to love yourself is the most important decision you will ever make.”

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