Definition of self-image in English:

self-image

noun

  • The idea one has of one's abilities, appearance, and personality.

    ‘poverty causes lowered self-respect and self-image’
    • ‘For those people with healthy self-images, the obsession with money and security will be less, for they have found life is full of wonders and have learned to enjoy themselves with gusto.’
    • ‘These self-images and expectations seem quite normal to us, patterned as they are after the traumatic attachment patterns of childhood.’
    • ‘The person with a poor self-image may decide that the reason they are not the most popular person in the group is because of the shape of their nose.’
    • ‘Our self-images are constituted in negotiation with others, through social comparison.’
    • ‘Cultural stereotypes, expectations and self-images play a significant role in the vicious circle of poverty.’
    • ‘High self-image and low self-esteem, according to one theory, lie at the heart of the stand-up comic.’
    • ‘Victor's first inkling that his self-image is suspect comes with that rejection at the pool.’
    • ‘If this were to occur, it could damage the seducer's self-image and lower his self-esteem.’
    • ‘America's classic modes of movie-making, from the western to film noir, reflect the self-image of its people.’
    • ‘I want to help her grow up with a positive self-image which isn't anything to do with the size she is or the way she looks.’
    • ‘Bereft of her image and most intimate self-images, her only remaining refuge is in the realm of sound.’
    • ‘They also, Harris argues, seeped into African Americans' self-images and undermined their self-esteem.’
    • ‘Based on theoretical interests in family socialization, acculturation, ethnic identity and ethnic self-images, a developmental perspective was deemed appropriate.’
    • ‘The introject and the corresponding self-image of the mourner are in a constant and endless relationship.’
    • ‘Romantic relationships become just another way for them to pump up their own self-image.’
    • ‘Processing thinking is also misused by most adolescents to create artificial self-images or egos by erroneously thinking that their worth is connected to external conditions, possessions, looks, and behavior.’
    • ‘This clarification can have profound effects on the self-image of the child.’
    • ‘Many of my old friends seem to have constructed their self-images around the belief that it is their political liberalism that defines them as good.’
    • ‘Human beings have needs that make living meaningful, create favorable self-images and enhance close relations with other people.’
    • ‘Instead people have self-interested biases, hold beliefs to construct favorable self-images, use beliefs as tools of social bonding, and suffer from coherence and confirmation bias.’
    respect, honour, esteem, regard, admiration, approbation, acclaim, approval, favour, appreciation, popularity, estimation, veneration, awe, reverence, deference, recognition, prestige, standing, status, dignity, glory, kudos, cachet, image
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Pronunciation

self-image

/ˌsɛlfˈɪmɪdʒ/