Personality and Society

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1. Generalised others an individual's internalized impression of societal norms and expectations.

2. “I” self
The “I” accounts for the creative and spontaneous aspect of self, and helps explain why we do not act in the same situation. The “I” represents the raw, active, un-socialised self. It results partly from our basic genetic make-up, and partly from the fact that socialisation is never perfect or complete.

3. Looking-glass self
The Looking-Glass Self is a sociological concept that has three major components and is unique to humans
There are three main components of the Looking-Glass Self (Yeung, et. al. 2003).
1. We imagine how we must appear to others.
2. We imagine the judgment of that appearance.
4. We develop our self through the judgments of others.

5. Peer group a social group consisting of people who are equal in such respects as age, education, or social class Teenagers usually prefer to spend time with their own peer group.

6. Significant others

Significant other (or SO) is a generic term used to refer to any person who has great importance to an individual's life such as a family member or close friend.[1] It can also be used as a gender-blind term for a person's partner in an intimate relationship[1] without disclosing or presuming anything about their marital status or sexual orientation as it is vague enough to avoid offence by using a term that an individual might consider inappropriate (e.g. lover when he or she considers him a boyfriend, or her a girlfriend when he or she considers her a life partner).

7. The “id”
In Freudian theory: the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious, and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.

8. The “superego”
According to Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the superego is the component of…...

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