The link between identity, self
Image and self esteem
Identity - Characteristics and interests that somebody recognises as belonging uniquely to them and makes up their individual personality for life.
Self Image - The opinion that you have of your own worth, attractiveness, or intelligence.
Self Esteem - Confidence in your own qualities as an individual person.
All of the above are linked.
If a person feels that their identity is being repressed, by not being able to or given the choice to do things that interest them, then this person may feel withdrawn or unable to express themselves. This will then in turn have an effect on their self image and self esteem.
Self image is the same. If a person is not supported or is somehow not allowed to dress, style their hair in a way they choose. Or they are not supported to dress in a way that makes them feel good about themselves, then this will affect how they feel about themselves and also have an effect on how others react to them, therefore impacting on their self esteem.
Identity, Self Image and Self Esteem contribute to the overall well being in how individuals can express themselves, feel about themselves and are perceived by others. This will affect whether they feel happy and good about themselves on a day to day basis. Treat every individual with dignity and this will promote their self esteem and well-being.
Guide for social care workers which will help them promote good well being and why this is important to the individual.
Describes ways that can ensure the Environment
promotes well being:
“Well being - the state of being healthy, happy and comfortable.”
“Environment - refers to the surroundings and personal property of the individuals”
All individuals have personal preferences and boundaries, which must be respected and put in to practice. How to promote their well being may include:
Decorating their rooms in colours that they like. By...
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