Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions
- Self-image refers to the way in which we see ourself, both immediately and though the eyes of others.
It has special importance in terms of how we relate to our own physicality and self-presentation. Our self-image is often also further affected by marketing images of the 'ideal person' in our modern society.
Self-image is important in terms of self-esteem and self-worth.
If we believe that our physical form is inadequate in the eyes of others or as compared to some externally-imposed model of female or male beauty, we may experience anxiety and depressive responses.
See also Body Image.
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