Self Concept Essay

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Self-concept and Perception Impact Interpersonal Communication Self –concept is an idea of the self constructed from the beliefs one holds about oneself and the responses of others. Jim’s self-concept impacted his interaction with his father in a negative way. This is only because Jim is not his father and doing things such as his father expected from him. The way we want our children to be is our own self-concept but it doesn’t always turn out that way. Jim’s self-concept is, “I just want to go to school and do the best I can and be normal.” Such as hang out, party a little from time to time, basically living his own life not the life of his father’s. Well I totally can relate to Jims father because, we as parents work as extremely hard for our children because we only want what’s best for them, is it right No, most defiantly not it depressed Jim because he feels like he is doing the best he can do, and his father just don’t understand. That it isn’t as easy for him as it was when he was in school. Jim’s father self-concept of Jim is more positive because he sees in Jim what Jim isn’t able to see, he is motivating him to do better than what he is doing. Sections such as motives, Jim’s father motives were to get good grade and be accomplished. Jim may not have the same motives as his father did. This is something we have to understand your motives matter, Jim’s motives seems to be trying to make his father proud instead of himself. The way we organize experience is constructivism and in this particular situation I would use personal constructs. Personal construct is your personal way of looking at life, the world, and people around you based upon your experiences. Your experiences is not going to be the next persons experience, this is just how you look at it in your own experience. Interpret the meaning of another’s actions; we construct explanations for

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