Com essay - Nikki Resor After watching the movie Easy A I...

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Nikki Resor After watching the movie Easy A, I noticed countless examples of how the generalized other as well as the specific other can affect self-esteem in both negative and positive ways. Self-esteem is how one evaluates oneself; this evaluation comes partly from self-concept, but it is highly influenced by social comparison, whether it is to a specific other or a generalized other. In my own life, I have had a lot of experience with comparing myself to other people. In some ways, it has helped me in relationships because I am able to relate and connect to all kinds of people on many levels. However, I feel as though my constant comparison to others has majorly hurt my self-esteem because I feel uneasy or uncomfortable when I am not able to relate to someone. I have had many experiences with social comparison affecting my self-esteem, but I there is one time in particular that I have never forgotten. When I was in the fourth grade, I was a pretty shy and paranoid kid. I kind of
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course COM 143 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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