Self-concept is the image that we have of ourselves. Is generally thought of as our individual perceptions of our behavior, abilities, andcharacteristics.

According to a theory known as social identity theory(SIT), self-concept is composed of two key parts “personal identity and social identity.”

Personal identity includes the traits and other characteristics that make each person unique. Social identity refers to how we identify with a collective, such as a community, religion, or political movement.

Self-concept is a collection of beliefs about oneself and the responses of others. It embodies the answer to the question “Who am I?”

Then I deep research more about the collection of beliefs about oneself and I found one humanist psychologist, Carl Rogers believed that there were three different parts of self-concept

Self-image it is how you see yourself. Each individual’s self-image is a mixture of different attributes including our physical characteristics, personality traits, and social roles. Self-image doesn’t necessarily coincide with reality. Some people might have an inflated self-image of themselves, while others may perceive or exaggerate the flaws and weaknesses that others don’t see.

Self-esteem it is how much you value yourself, also how we compare ourselves to others and how others respond to us.

Ideal self it is how you wish you could be. In many cases, the way we see ourselves and how we would like to see ourselves do not quite match up.

I interest in self-image that also can link about social media and online persona, but I only specific on generation Z. I will explore more on Self-Image issue on social media for the next step.