Impression Management

Impression Management
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Psyc1004 The Social Self

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  • Hello Sustang. Certainly. Impression management is where an individual constantly changes their personality in their interactions with others.
  • Good Afternoon Lady S. Thank you for enlightening us. I am sure our audience appreciate the knowledge shared.  Now, Can you explain what is impression management?
  • Ok. Not sure I understand. Can you further elaborate?
  • Similarly, a person would create, modify and act out  a personality that they figure best represent them in a particular interaction/setting.
  • Of course.  I will liken impression management to a chameleon. A chameleon changes its appearance to suit its environment. 
  • Yes. So it's about presenting the 'best' version of your self that suits the environment and audience you are interacting with.
  • Sustang, to go a bit further and state this can be done by self-enhancement, self-awareness and self-monitor.
  • Oh !I got it.  You mean that impression management is similar to when an actor perform different roles, and at each performance he does his best interpretation to win over the audience. 
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