Are you consciously attentive within your immediate surroundings, mindful enough of the current moment you’re in. This to know what type of self image you’re portraying to others, and the world around you when in social settings.
This includes how you come across as a person of interest, when at work, with friends or with family or when out shopping at the mall.
The immediate experience of being aware of yourself, and then adjusting your “self-image,” to the environment you’re in.
This need of self evaluation has been with us ever since we as humans began to speak, and effectively communicate back and forth with one other.
This occurs when it comes to sharing our personal or mutual experiences. We give off a certain vibe, a certain aura that you need to be aware of.
What’s interesting is that those who may be untrained or are completely aloof on what they think is their true self, are usually those who you notice standing out from the crowd and reacting awkwardly.
How You Come Across
There are just a handful of individuals who consciously think about how effective or dynamic their actual image is, as it seems to remain as some part of a hidden code.
This is the same programing that organizes the trajectory aim of our own self-development.
So you need to ask yourself and be as honest as possible when going out… “What is the type of self-image that I currently portray to others?”
When you ask a cross section of people, the majority will tell you that their own self-image is closely linked to how they’re feeling at the moment.
Most individuals will primarily associate what their ideal self is, to what their current mood is, or how they actually feel or what they’re thinking.
They will usually link together as well as identify their own self-evaluation, as if it were real.
Mindful Of The Moment
Have you ever thought about what you’re actually doing, or how you come across to others at any given time, at the very moment you’re out in public.
There are some who just don’t care.
The majority carry a self-conscious belief, that there’s something visually wrong with their personality or their body.
They usually feel an immediate inner sense of failure or disappointment about themselves, when it comes to anything that’s connected to their body image.
For instance, someone who feels they are too thin or too heavy at this time, or their nose is too big or they have uneven teeth, will begin to constantly diminish themselves with ongoing self-criticism.
This then promotes them to evaluate and promote their negative inner conversation within themselves.
The person will internally take on the position of being their own worse critic, and will continue to subconsciously criticize themselves about “that awful big nose.”
How You Should Rate Yourself
What you need to ask yourself, based on a scale of 1 to 10, with one being the lowest and ten being completely satisfied, how happy you are with the self image you hold of yourself.
To be effective as possible regarding our mental maps, what we need is to disassociate ourselves from what we think of ourselves.
So in other words, what we need to see is an image of ourselves in full action, so that we’re able to follow a visual movie which shows our self being, as well as displaying what we value.
This type of dissociated viewing is usually described, as viewing yourself from being filmed by a video camera.
You then view yourself in your complete inner recall without prejudice, from the viewpoint of a projection system.
A Movie Of Your Life
What we need is to see ourselves from an outsider’s point of view, so we can witness the exact expression on our face, how our body language is, the way we walk.
We can then evaluate and detail all of the qualities that we value, or what we dislike about ourselves.
This dissociated viewing helps us to learn easily and quickly all of the important areas of our physical self image and thus our lives, and most importantly what we think of ourselves.
So take a step back, and view your face and your body as an event as if you’ve been inspired.
Witness all of the qualities that you display, such as your facial and body movements, along with your inner wisdom, your warm radiance, your subtle humor.
How Others See You
Become intently mindful and aware of the exact moment you’re in, when revealing all of the various qualities of your persona.
This includes all of your subtle gestures, the body language you portray, your walk, how you laugh.
What you can then appreciate and improve upon, is exactly how others see you, while sensing and adjusting to the the true self-image which is your life.