Explain the concepts of self-awareness

Identify and explain the concepts of self-awareness, self-esteem, and perception in order to gain a better understanding of each as well as increase your perceptual accuracy.


  1. Review concepts related to self-awareness, including The Four Selves, that you explored in the textbook and in the learning activities.
  2. Consider the fact that an individual’s self-awareness combined with an individual’s perception of a situation often varies and differences in both can influence how a communication interaction transpires.
  3. Reflect on a time when the perception of others — the impression you made — was particularly important (your first date with someone, the first day of college, the first day on a new job, etc.).
  4. What kind of impression did you want to make and why? What did you do to ensure others perceived you how you wanted them to? Were your attempts effective?
  5. Write a two- to three-page paper, not counting the title page and the references page, that describes the event, differences of perception, and defines the concepts of self-awareness and perception.
  6. While including cited terms and concepts is important, the bulk of this paper should be about your own experience.

Suggested structure: Introduction paragraph that includes a main idea, multiple body paragraphs with evidence and support, and conclusion paragraph that wraps it up.