How Our Social Personas are Influenced by Our Social Identities
Connecting on social channels, we are talking mostly to ourselves- from our own introspection illusion.
Are they accurate?
Or simply a reflection of our own cognitive errors?
They’re every where. In our childhood and adult books, we read them as fables.
Through advertising, they reinforce our beliefs about products. The news tells us what's happening in the world we inhabit. There are many theories as to why narratives have such power.
-What makes storytelling so effective for gaining insight and effective learning?
A story is in many ways believed to establish connections, both between people and ideas.
Stories convey culture, history, and values. They are felt to unite people. Often helping us see things in a new light. They help us to understand others and ourselves. Storytelling can often be a powerful force for creating a sense of place. This ability to learn from stories is a skill that keeps us focused as curious students throughout life…
Yet there exists an often overlooked, and sometimes darker side of story - One from which we form our biases and more narrowed judgements. In so doing, they become an altogether different form of reality. This is perhaps nowhere more evident than in our social personas.
This is the story being examined today, as we explore the role our social personas play on our perceptions of reality.
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Tall Poppy Syndrome:
Social Psychology as Social Construction: The Emerging Vision : For The Message of Social Psychology: Perspectives on Mind in Society (Eds. C. McGarty and A. Haslam) (1996) Oxford: https://www.swarthmore.edu/kenneth-gergen/social-psychology-social-construction-emerging-vision
Conformity to implicit social pressure: the role of political identity
The Power of Personal Narrative - Use your own story to spur growth. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-power-personal-narrative/201806/the-power-personal-narrative
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