ASSIGNMENT FIVE – Coursework Example
Self-identity and self-esteem Social identity is a situation whereby intergroup relations try to describe a of self-definition. This corresponds to the exploration of an intergroup examination of an individual level. This is briefly the comparison between the group’s behavior and individual’s character. Therefore in intergroup context the social identity should correspond to the individual’s wellbeing and conduct. Intergroup relations can cause partiality and intergroup Conflicts wranglers as well as frustration hostility and so forth. In the social identity individual sees herself or himself primarily or depersonalizes and individual using the self-categorization theory. There may be several social identity groups corresponding to circumstances that may also be several personal identities corresponding to the range of situations duties and associations in which individuals find themselves falling into. Using the traditional formula, one might define character traits as part of personal identity and crowd memberships as part of social identity.
Self-esteem can be defined as the way and individual perceives himself or herself or things normally it tends to be negative (low esteem) or positive (high esteem). This majorly is the opinion that one has about something. Low self-esteem can cause adverse health effects of an individual.
Symptoms of low self-esteem
1. Negative talk about oneself by placing oneself the ground position and not on top or one perceives that will never achieve anything good
2. Constantly apologizing one may always blame herself even when not wrong
One can perceive self-esteem as a permanent nuisance this is not the case. To avoid it one should avoid the causative agents of the negative. Low self-esteem causes health problems
High self-esteem on the other side is the positive look on everything surrounding you. Therefore, high self-esteem is a good source of happiness and leads to good health. In fact, high self-esteem enables one to tackle difficult tasks in life.
Man and women differs vehemently in their perception of self-esteem .men will always be proud when they successfully make accomplishment but they tend to blame something else of their faults they will never take a responsibility for a failure and in this case they tend to hide their self-esteem. For the case of women or girls they tend not to be proud for their accomplishment because they feel they are not part of the accomplishment. When wrong occurs they place the blame on themselves. This therefore leads to the negative image and lowers their self-esteem
Self-serving bias can define as wrong perception of something .examples one may think to be a famous political aspirant and finally finds him down after elections.
One may think that he is a good public speaker only to find him boring the public.
Unrealistic optimism is the situation whereby you have positive and high expectations even when your situation does not show any hope of achieving what you want to achieve. Example, someone is dreaming to buy a car in the next two months yet he has no job no food and no shelter at the moment.
McKay, Matthew, and Patrick Fanning. Self-esteem. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000. Print.