Self Concept


  • We see ourselves as separate from the world
  • Distinct from others
  • Constant(as opposed to temporarily tired(which is a state))


Some properties of self. Eg. Age, gender, careers etc.

According to Carl Rogers, Self concept has 3 parts...

  • Self Image(How I see myself)
  • Self esteem(How valuable I think I am)
  • Ideal self(How I want to be)

People can have a social identity as well.

Philosophy of Self in Eastern Traditions