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Self is a flexible and changing perception of

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refers to the image of oneself. Self – is a flexible and changing perception of personal identity. - The center of experience.
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Rogers suggest that the self develops from interactions with significant people and awareness of one’s own characteristics and level of functioning. According to Rogers, human beings are always striving for self- fulfillment or self-actualization. When the needs of the self are denied, severe anxiety may result. Central to achieving self-actualization is the development of self-concept. Rogers suggests that there are two components of self-concept: The real self- consists of all the ideas, including the awareness of ‘what I am” and “ what I can do”. The idea self- is the persons conception of what one should be or wanted to be that included one’s goals and ambitions in life. Multiple Versus Unified Self, True Versus False Self The construction of multiple selves varies across different roles and relationships. Coping with different selves constitutes a formidable task among adolescents. These challenges contribute heavily to the young person’s struggle for a unified self. • Given the enormous challenges of self-integration, it is important that adolescents are supported in their effort to create a consistent, coherent, or unified theory of the self. • Winicott has found that the self is composed of the true self and the false self. • The function of the false self is to hide and protect the true self.
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