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1 The Public Self “All the world’s a stage – the men and women, merely players” -Shakespeare FAME The private self is inextricably linked with the public self A recent NY Times poll showed that ____% of people under the age of 35 want to be famous The “looking glass” self Our self-image comes from others – Charles H. Cooley (sociologist) – Self-esteem = “__________ appraisal” – We feel good about ourselves to the extent that others regard us highly Approaches to Self-Presentation Impression Management (IM) – Managing the impression you make on others – Several IM tactics have been identified Self-monitoring – Self-calibration to “fit in” or please others – A personality variable (Mark Snyder) The Self-Monitoring Scale 1. ____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____ 6. _____ 7. _____ 8. _____ 9. _____ 10. _____
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2 High Self-monitors Often called _____________________ Display different attitudes and personality traits Good at getting what they want from others Flexible, and sensitive to social cues • Social implications Tend to have _________ friends for different activities Tend to have a lot of (but not very close) friends Possible occupations Acting, entertainment Politics, Diplomacy Courtroom Law Sales, Public Relations Funeral director Low Self-monitors Prefer to “be themselves” in every context – Tend to display ____________ attitudes and personality traits – Often characterized as more honest or forthright, they can also be rigid and stubborn Social implications – Tend to have ___________ friends for all activities – Tend to have fewer, but closer, friends Possible occupations Drawn to jobs that allow them to express other, core personality traits If compassionate, happiest in “helping professions” (e.g., social work) If materialistic, happiest making money (e.g., business) A Personality Variable Self-monitoring represents individual differences in the willingness to “change one’s demeanor” to get what we want Most of us score in the middle – sometimes we are flexible, sometimes we are not
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3 William James – The Public Self “Man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him and carry an image of him in their minds.” Was he a high or low self-monitor? You might think highs are more concerned
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 321 taught by Professor Kilianski during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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