Self-concept — The value, significance, which shall provide itself man as a whole, and certain aspects of his personality, activity, behavior. The basis of self-assessment of the value system of the individual.
Regulatory and self-esteem serves a protective function by influencing the behavior development personality and its relationship with other people. Reflecting the degree of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with himself, self-concept provides the basis for the perception of their own success or failure, to the level of claims. Self-esteem can be a different level of awareness.
Self-esteem is characterized by the following parameters:
— By level: high, medium and low;
— From the ratio of the real success: overestimation and underestimation;
— According to the features of the building: conflict and conflict-free. Instability, conflict self-esteem increases during critical periods of development, particularly in adolescence.
Quite high, stable and yet quite self-esteem (which if necessary can be changed under the influence of new information, lessons learned, evaluations of others, the change of criteria, etc.) is optimal for the development and productive activities. Conversely, a negative effect on a person having an excessively inflexible stable self-concept, and strongly fluctuating, unstable.
Self-concept formed on the basis of assessments of others, evaluation of their own activities, as well as on the basis of the ratio of real and ideal conceptions of ourselves.
Saving formed, habitual self-esteem becomes a human need. With this self-assessment related to a number of important phenomena, such as discomfort or affect the success of inadequacy (ie, ignoring the fact of failure and a desire to preserve the existing high self-esteem).