How The Social Interaction Influences The Self-Identity?

Monday, November 08, 2010 JS Hanniffy 0 Comments


The most important knowledge for human beings is having knowledge about who we are. 

Having understood to evaluate ourselves is the value to face the social world as we won’t be able to interacts the social world without an identity unless it’s internet (some internet require your identity though e.g. shopping online).

Once you interact with social world it will require an identity of yours.  The self description you give to the social world is the key how social world values you. 

Therefore, it is a valuable knowledge to study about ourselves through our surroundings i.e. how the social world perceives us. 

According to Ian Burkett (2008):

“We look to other people to see the image of ourselves reflected back in their words, attitudes, expressions or actions. Yet, strangely, we often fail to notice this, that the search for our own individual self is a social identity”.

However, I have a very amusing thought. I’m recently observing two groups of people who like telling a lie about themselves: How about that social world could evoke someone to tell a lie about their identity?

I consider that the purpose of their lie is to be acceptable by the group; another finding is a great feeling to upper of others i.e. in a social class, for example. 

Although it’s inaccurate finding (it might be influenced by culture as well), but I discover that someone would automatically tell a lie of their identity if his social world reacts to him unpleasantly.

According to this, it seems that social world could evoke human beings to the negative thought of how we perceive ourselves and the world.   

If this happens, the self concept is then biasing the functions of its self-concept. If so,  don't you think the entire of social world is bias?

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