quotes tagged with 'selfimage'

If our definition or concept of ourself comes from what others think of us, we will find ourselves gearing our lives to their wants and their expectations; and the more we live in terms of what others expect of us, the more insecure we become. Expectations change. Opinion is fickle. One person or one group may expect certain things while another individual or group expects other things. Which should you please? The teen-age son may desire to please both his parents and the peer group to which he seeks belonging, but they demand different things; they hold different standards. If he is true to one, he us untrue to the other; but if he learns to pretend or to put on appearances, he might be able to get by, so he thinks. However, in the long run he discovers that by trying to become "all things to all people," he eventually is discovered for what he is, and he loses the respect of others as well as of himself. The only sure anchor to personal security is in God and in God's definition of man.

Author: Stephen R. Covey , Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.23Saved by mlsscaress in god respect standards insecurity selfimage expectations appearances anchor sure 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I am convinced by a vast amount of research that the images, fantasies, and models which we are repeatedly exposed to in advertisements, entertainment, novels, motion pictures, and other works of art can and do affect the self-image and, later, the behavior of nearly all young people and adults too.
Author: Victor B. Cline, Source: http://lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb690...Saved by mlsscaress in media behavior advertising television reality tv selfimage 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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