Self Image<br />By: Brooke Toelsin, Alyssa Hessler, <br />and Kelsey Travers<br />
What you think you look like<br />How you see your personality<br />What kind of person you think you are<br />What you be...
Having a positive self image can help boost your self esteem and make you feel good about yourself<br />A positive self im...
Out of 100 people 93 said they believe in themselves <br />7 said they don’t <br />Do you believe in yourself?<br />
Do you hesitate to do things because of what others might think?<br />
I would like to change things about my body<br />70% of people said they would<br />30% of people said they wouldn’t <br />
Do peers influence each others self image?<br />I feel that I contribute to other people’s self image<br />47% said yes<br...
Do you have a desire to be accepted by your peers?<br />We found these results surprising because we would assume that eve...
Influence from the media<br />We asked if the media influences teenager’s perspective on self image 88% said yes, 12% said...
Out of 100 people…<br /><ul><li>86% are satisfied with who they are
14% aren’t
93% believe they can achieve their goals
7% believe they can’t
93% said they have positive relationships with their friends and family
7% said they do not
13% of people said other people’s opinions count more than theirs
87% percent said other people’s opinions aren’t more important
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  1. 1. Self Image<br />By: Brooke Toelsin, Alyssa Hessler, <br />and Kelsey Travers<br />
  2. 2. What you think you look like<br />How you see your personality<br />What kind of person you think you are<br />What you believe others think of you<br />How much you like yourself of think others like you<br />The status you feel you have<br />What is self image?<br />
  3. 3. Having a positive self image can help boost your self esteem and make you feel good about yourself<br />A positive self image has been linked to confidence and success<br />How you feel and see yourself as a person determines your happiness<br />What is the importance of self image?<br />
  4. 4. Out of 100 people 93 said they believe in themselves <br />7 said they don’t <br />Do you believe in yourself?<br />
  5. 5. Do you hesitate to do things because of what others might think?<br />
  6. 6. I would like to change things about my body<br />70% of people said they would<br />30% of people said they wouldn’t <br />
  7. 7. Do peers influence each others self image?<br />I feel that I contribute to other people’s self image<br />47% said yes<br />53% said no<br />I feel that other people contribute to my self image <br />49% true<br />51% false <br />You can contribute to others self image in a positive or negative way; the choice is yours. <br />
  8. 8. Do you have a desire to be accepted by your peers?<br />We found these results surprising because we would assume that everyone would want to be accepted by their friends; even Tyler, from Twisted had a strong desire to be accepted. <br />61% said yes<br />39% said no<br />
  9. 9. Influence from the media<br />We asked if the media influences teenager’s perspective on self image 88% said yes, 12% said no<br />In a recent survey by Teen People magazine, 27% of the girls felt that the media pressures them to have a perfect body. <br />
  10. 10. Out of 100 people…<br /><ul><li>86% are satisfied with who they are
  11. 11. 14% aren’t
  12. 12. 93% believe they can achieve their goals
  13. 13. 7% believe they can’t
  14. 14. 93% said they have positive relationships with their friends and family
  15. 15. 7% said they do not
  16. 16. 13% of people said other people’s opinions count more than theirs
  17. 17. 87% percent said other people’s opinions aren’t more important
  18. 18. 25% of people said people seem better off than themselves
  19. 19. 75% of people don’t believe this</li></li></ul><li>I worry about what other people think or feel about me <br />True<br />False<br />It is important to me to succeed with whatever I take on<br />
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  21. 21. Surprising self image statistics<br /><ul><li>Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents
  22. 22. The average U.S. woman is 5’4” and weighs 140 pounds whereas the average U.S. model is 5’11” and weighs 117 pounds
  23. 23. By age 15, clinically depressed girls outnumber boys with depression 2 to 1
  24. 24. Children with very low self-esteem, or what the researchers called self-derogation, were 1.6 times more likely to meet the criteria for drug dependence nine years later than other children</li></ul>It seems that society has placed such high values on the way you look and how you act that it’s nearly unattainable. When adolescents don’t meet these standards they become depressed and turn to things like drugs for relief of the pressures they feel.<br />
  25. 25. Do these problems exist at our school?<br /><ul><li>When asked would you like to change things about your body, 70% said yes
  26. 26. And 88% of people said the media influences peoples self image
  27. 27. However 80% of people said they’re satisfied with who they are
  28. 28. 79% of people believe they have a positive self image</li></ul>These results seem contradictory from the research we found. It is said that the media negatively affects people’s self image and 88% of people agreed that the media does influence people. However the media is said to negatively impact people’s self image, yet 79% believe they have a positive self image. 70% of people said they’d like to change things about their body however 80% of people still say they’re satisfied with who they are. It seems as though the statistics are wrong, the media influences people but a large percent of people are happy with themselves. Is it that the statistics are wrong, or are people unaware of having a negative self image? One article said many people practice self denial not actually admitting to their negative self image, possibly because some are embarrassed. If this is true, it may be possible that some people didn’t answer accurately on our survey. Some people may have been embarrassed or people may just honestly have a high self image, even if they do think negatively about certain aspects of themselves. The statistics say negative self image is a problem in the United States but according to the survey we conducted, many people seem to think about themselves in a positive manner. <br />
  29. 29. Compared to Twisted<br />Your self image can affect your life in many ways. Tyler was willing to change himself to be accepted by Bethany. He had a poor self image and because of that he contemplated suicide. Luckily in the end Tyler realized he had value and it saved him. <br />
  30. 30. How to improve your self image<br /><ul><li>List your things you like about yourself-include appearance, personality and skills
  31. 31. Change negative thoughts to positive thoughts
  32. 32. Question whether your view of yourself is accurate and why you see yourself like you do
  33. 33. Get exercise
  34. 34. counseling</li></li></ul><li>Baish, Vanessa. "Self-Image." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 19 Dec. 2010. <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/293/self-image>.<br />“Media Influence on Youth”. Crisis Connection. PSC. Web. 19 Dec. 2010. <http://www.crisisconnectioninc.org/teens/media_influence_on_youth.htm>.<br />Google Image. Web. 19 Dec.2010. <http://www.google.com/images>.<br />MLA citation<br />

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