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Transcript of Self-Image

Building a Positive

Characteristics of Unhealthy v. Healthy Self-Concept
Dangerous risk-taking
realistic view of self
Tools for building a positive self-concept
Self-Esteem Scale
Love & Accept
Be true to
who you are
as you are
Know Yourself
What are your strengths?
1. How you see yourself
Messages from others
Stacey Crusinbery
School Counselor
Iola Middle School

2. What you believe others think of you
3. How much you like yourself
4. The status you feel you have.
What beliefs did you learn about yourself when you were young from your family?
What messages did you hear about yourself from teachers?
What messages did you hear about yourself from peers?
Life Experiences
of self
of others
Aggressive behavior
Distorted body image
Can lead to eating disorders
(anorexia, bulimia)
accepting of others
feeling good about yourself
not obsessed with appearance
may be unrealistic
an individual's belief about himself or herself
1. I like and accept myself right now.
What are your weaknesses?
What are your talents?
What is your potential?
no matter what flaws you may have
and what you value
don't compromise your beliefs or values
don't change who you are for someone else
2. I easily release negative feelings when
other people blame or criticize me.
3. I feel of equal value to other people, regardless of my performance,
looks, IQ, achievements, or possessions (or lack of them).
4. I take responsibility for my feelings, emotions, thoughts and actions. I do not give others credit or blame for how I feel, think, or what I do.
5. I learn and grow from my mistakes rather than
deny them or use them to confirm my unworthiness.
6. I accept other people as they are, even when they do not meet my expectations, or their behaviors and beliefs are not to my liking.
7. I feel my own feelings and think my own thoughts,
even when those around me think or feel differently.
8. I forgive myself and others
for making mistakes.
9. I do not dominate others or
allow others to dominate me.
10. I find meaning and
have purpose in my life.
11. I am responsible for changing
what I do not like in my life.
12. I realize and accept that I cannot control
others' perceptions and opinions of me.
Focus on overcoming one obstacle at a time.
Set and work toward goals
Build others up - give sincere compliments often
Do something for someone else
"Act as if" you possess traits you would like to have
Do something challenging each day.
List your accomplishments
Do not say negative things about yourself
don't hide behind a 'mask'
What messages do we receive from society?
about being a girl?
about being a boy?
willing to try new things
believes in self
1 in every 4 t.v. advertisements has a direct message about attractiveness
the average woman sees 400 to 600 ads each day
Focus on negative aspects of self
Constantly comparing self to others
Afraid to try new things
Negative thoughts
42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner
45% of boys and girls in grades 3-6
want to be thinner
80% of 10 year old girls say
they have been on a diet
53% of 12 year old girls feel unhappy
with their bodies
78% of 17 year old girls feel unhappy
with their bodies
What events have influenced your self-concept?
How could negative life experiences hurt someone's self-concept?
How could positive life experiences help someone's self-concept?
Support your dreams: "You can be anything you want to be!"
or putting you down: "You are never going to amount to anything!"
or ignoring you: "I don't have time for
you right now!"
saying 'I love you'
spending time together;
eating dinner as a family
or family time is rare; eating in front of tv, or separately
Encouraging, supportive, caring:
"I know you can do this!"
or discouraging, dismissive, negative:
"Everyone else gets it, why can't you!"
or negative: "Let's ignore Sara today, her shirt is ugly!"
Positive: "Sara's sitting by herself, let's see if she wants to join us."
How you feel about what you believe to be true about yourself.
Your overall sense of worth...
the value you feel you have to others... in society... in the world
Facts to think about:
Women make up 51% of the population.
Women make up 17% of Congress.
Women still earn only 77 cents to the mans dollar in the same position.
Facts to think about:
Up to 80% of girls experience sexual harassment from boys in school
Over 85% of violent crimes in the U.S. are committed by men.
Every 15 minutes, a man commits a rape.
76% of binge drinkers
are young males.
The Gender Ads Project
Created by Scott A. Lukas, Ph.D.
Created in 2002, South Lake Tahoe, California.Accessed on: 10/31/12
Music videos contain 93 sexual situations per hour
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