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self-concept

The mental idea, image or self-perception a person has of himself: the awareness of his differences from others plus his subjective evaluation of these differences. It has been said that "personality" is what others think of us, and that "self-concept" is what we think of ourselves.
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Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)