So are you attentive enough to know what kind of Self Image that you consciously portray to others while in social settings with friends or when you’re out shopping at the mall. The very experience of being aware and then attending to your own “self-image” has actually been around ever since we as humans began to speak and effectively communicate back and forth with each other. This occurs when it comes to sharing our personal or mutual experiences.
What’s interesting is that those who may be untrained or are completely unaware of how they visualize their own true self is usually those who you notice as standing out and reacting awkwardly.
There’s even fewer individuals who actually think about how effective their actual image is. It often just remains as a part of some hidden code, the same program which organizes the trajectory aim of our own self-development.
So you need to ask yourself and be as honest as possible the following. “What’s the type of self-image that I currently portray to others?” When you ask a cross section of people, the majority will tell you that their own self-image is closely linked to how they’re feeling at the moment.
Most individuals will primarily associate what their ideal self is to how they themselves actually feel or what they’re thinking. They will usually link together as well as identify their own self-evaluation, as if it were for real.
Have you ever thought about what you’re actually doing at any given time. Someone who has the self conscious belief that there’s something wrong with their body will most likely feel an immediate inner sense of failure or disappointment when there’s anything that’s connected to their body image.
For instance, someone who feels that they may be too thin or too heavy, or that their nose is too big or has bad uneven teeth, will begin to constantly diminish themselves with ongoing self-criticism. This then promotes one to evaluate their inner conversation. The person will then internally take on the position of being ones own worse critic who constantly criticizes “that awful big nose.”
How You Should Be Rating Yourself
So what you have to ask yourself is, based on a scale from 1 to 10, with one being the lowest and ten being completely satisfied, how happy are you with the image which you currently hold of yourself?
To be effective as possible regarding our mental maps, what we need to do is disassociate ourselves from what we think of ourselves. So in other words, what we need to see is an image of our selves in full action, so that we’re able to follow a visual movie which shows our self being as well as doing what we value.
This type of dissociated viewing is usually described as viewing yourself from being filmed by a video camera. You’ll view yourself in your complete inner recall as well as a projection system.
What we need to do is see ourselves from an outsider’s point of view so that we can see the exact expression on our face, how our body language is, or the way we walk, detailing all of the qualities which we value. Dissociated viewing helps us to learn easily and quickly all of the important areas of our physical self image and thus our lives, but most importantly our values.
So step back and view your face and your body as an event in which you’ve be inspired. See all of the qualities which you’ve shown in physical as well as your facial movements, or your inner wisdom, your warm radiance, or your subtle humor.
Watch yourself the exact moment when you’re revealing all of these qualities in your face, your gestures, the body language and your walk, or how you laugh. Now, you can really appreciate what you have inwardly, while sensing the growing value and true self image which is your life.