Is the true self good and the false self bad?

Is the true self good and the false self bad?

While some psychologists believe that the real self is black and white (the genuine self is good and the false self is evil), others believe that there are two sorts of false selves: healthy false selves and sick false selves. The healthy fake self is one that permits someone to operate in society. The sick fake self is one that leads someone to distort reality to meet their needs.

All humans have a true self and a false self. The false self is not bad, but it does not do anything useful. It is there only to satisfy the desires of the true self. The true self is good. It is what makes you unique and gives you values.

When you talk about the true self, you are talking about your essence or being human. It is the part of you that is good. It's the part that values life and others. This essential good part of you can be obscured by your actions, especially by those actions that are not conscious decisions but rather products of your habits and environment.

So yes, the true self is good and the false self is bad.

What is an unhealthy false self?

The harmful false self. The sick fake self, according to D.W. Winnicott, is one that fits into society via forced compliance rather than a willingness to adapt. Real-life instances of the false self revolve on particular ideas that we adopt in order to fit in better with our surroundings. These concepts include being aggressive or passive, dependent or independent, worthy or not-so-worthy.

The false self is not only found in clinical populations but also in many normal people. Psychologists have observed this aspect of human nature for a long time. One of the most famous studies on this topic was conducted by Erikson. He asked young adults to describe themselves in terms of their stages of psychosocial development. What he found was that although they believed they were fully developed, they actually still needed to work through certain issues before they could consider themselves complete.

People tend to be more willing to admit to others that they are not yet ready to live up to their full potential. This is why psychologists say that healthy individuals have well-developed false selves. They seem like ordinary people but hide their true selves under a skin that protects them from rejection and helps them fit in with their social group.

The unhealthy false self is one that does not go through these stages of development. It remains locked in one stage or another most of its life.

Why do we engage in a false self?

"The False Self" is a character that people build early in life to shield themselves from re-experiencing developmental trauma, shock, and stress in close relationships. The False Self helps them survive these difficult times by keeping them separate from others. It gives them a sense of who they are outside of relationships.

People develop a False Self to deal with the pain of being rejected or hurt by others. They may even use it as an excuse for abusing alcohol or other drugs. Without a False Self, they would not be able to function normally in society.

We can think of the False Self as a defense mechanism used by infants to protect themselves from being overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, fear, anger, and distress when they are young. As they grow up, this protection becomes needed less and less, until there is only one person left on earth who needs it daily: the adult who uses it - sometimes even against himself or herself.

How does the False Self help people survive these difficult times? By giving them a sense of who they are apart from others. It tells them that some parts of their lives don't matter, so they can avoid feeling these parts of themselves. For example, if someone abuses alcohol or drugs, he or she might say to him- or herself, "I'm a bad person.

What is my true self-concept?

The real self-concept may be characterized as a cognitive schema that represents those characteristics of the self that the individual considers to be most representative of his or her true nature. Of course, the individual's evaluation of the contents of the genuine self may differ from the individual's "actual" self. For example, an individual who is cheerful most of the time and has few complaints about his or her life may actually be feeling depressed inside. Yet, according to his or her public self-image, this individual would probably describe himself or herself as happy.

In addition to its cognitive aspect, the concept of self-concept also includes one's emotional response to oneself and one's perception of oneself. Thus, the true self-concept can be thought of as everything that makes up a person's identity, both on the inside and out. It is through our self-concepts that we define ourselves as individuals separate from others. We use our self-images to predict how people will react to us and what we should expect from ourselves in different situations.

Our self-concepts are also responsible for determining what we believe about ourselves. If you think that you're unworthy of love or respect, then you are more likely to act in ways that confirm this belief, even if it isn't true. On the other hand, if you believe that you are lovable and worthy, you are more likely to behave in ways that show your true inner nature.

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Joyce Zender

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