The self, attempts to continue or maintain an unchanging relationship with different aspects of the social world by a means of the creation of identities defined and discovered by an association with the social world. A concern of the self is its image and the impressions it makes on other individuals. The interplay occurring among the self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy and environmental influences provoke external images of the self in the social world, which constantly requires acknowledgment, acceptance, adaptation, and accommodation (Orth, Trzesniewski, & Robins, 2010). For an individual to understand his or her “self,” one must understand what the self is and understand the “terms” of self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. A further understanding of the self occurs through social experiences that affect personal development.
Defining the Concept of the Self in the Social World
The concept of self is the most important aspect of an individual and is an individual’s answers to the question of “Who am I” in the social world (Myers, 2010). Self-schemas, possible selves, self-esteem, and self-efficacy are important aspects of the self. Self-schemas are beliefs regarding self, which guide, and organize the processing of information of self-relevance (Myers, 2010). Basically, self-schemas are the elements of one’s self-concept, and specific beliefs by which an individu