Our Image We know, from our personal experience, that our self-concept influences the way others view us. For instance, if we view ourselves as capable, friendly people, others are likely to find us approachable and competent. They will seek our opinions and request our assistance. If, on the other hand, ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   May 01, 2000
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  • Ellen-Marie Silverman
    TSS-The Speech Source, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
  • Contact author: Ellen-Marie Silverman, PhD, 5567 North Diversey Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Letter to the Editor   |   May 01, 2000
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American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2000, Vol. 9, 172-173. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0902.172
History: Received February 29, 2000 , Accepted March 28, 2000
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2000, Vol. 9, 172-173. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0902.172
History: Received February 29, 2000; Accepted March 28, 2000
We know, from our personal experience, that our self-concept influences the way others view us. For instance, if we view ourselves as capable, friendly people, others are likely to find us approachable and competent. They will seek our opinions and request our assistance. If, on the other hand, we view ourselves as inadequate and avoid contact with others whenever and however possible, it would not be surprising to find others shun or, at least, ignore us. When we experience encounters that leave us feeling saddened and angry because we feel misunderstood, we eventually recognize our own contribution to the unpleasant outcome. We learn that if we wish a more positive response, we need to present ourselves as we wish to be perceived. Of course, how we are viewed as we practice our profession is an extension of this truism.
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