Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Concept of Self

Everything flows from our central concept of self. There are two elements that can be modeled, which are central of the experience of self: personal attributes, and roles.

The roles we play are outcome-driven.

Atributes are personally meaningful words, which evoke self-images.

Self-images "run the show." We give them verbal meaning, emotionally respond to them, and engage behavioral repertoires, which produce results and consequences, which evoke self-images.

In the same way that each person uses idiosyncratic sets of verbal, emotional and behavioral repertoires, we also have repertoires of self-images and roles.

Self-images as nominalizations can be a resource or a roadblock.


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