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Self-Presentation

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

In our daily lives, we form impressions of people and treat people in a way that is consistent with those impressions. Our selves are constructed, modified, and played in interactions with other people, and it is often in our best interests to influence the impressions that others form of us. Self-presentation is the process through which people present a public image of the self to others and attempt to control the impressions that others form of them. Self-presentation helps us obtain the objects we ...

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