Impression Management: Social And Personality Theory

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1. What is implicit personality theory? This theory is a set of traditions that a person makes involving the correlations between personality traits such as widespread expectations of impression positively correlated with generosity, so that a person who is cold is viewed to be serious. It is often stated that implicit personality theories also include correlations between psychological and dimensions of impressions. Additionally, detailed patterns and biases an individual uses when forming impressions based on a limited amount of initial information about an unfamiliar person. While on the other hand, there are parts of the impression formation process that are framework dependent, some individuals also tend to exhibit certain trends in…show more content…
Impression management presents constructive and favorable images to the public, encouraging a positive outcome. Impression management is generally has fundamental process that includes social and cultural implications. Regards to the social implications, impression management allows people to carefully influence their public perception. To obtain a favorable public or social appearance, an individual must change and falsify their persona. Additionally, social implications of impression management are not always negative, but there are both positive and negative aspects. Impression management in relation to culture has more positive outcome. Also, impression management can reflect demonstrated through spiritual implications. Just as people desire to fit in with their social and cultural groups, people aspire to fit in with their spiritual groups as well. This concept can be shown through the process of altering an individual’s actions in order to be accepted by a spiritual…show more content…
The real connection between impression management and personal branding is self-awareness. We need to learn how to become self-aware and maintain a level of self-awareness, even when everything around us is changing. In order to create a positive professional image, impression management must effectively accomplish two tasks; establishing credibility and maintain authenticity. When presenting yourself in a manner that is both true to self and valued and believed by others, impression management can yield a host of favorable outcomes, for a team, and an organization. On the other hand, when I present myself in an inauthentic and non-credible manner, I’m likely to undermine health, relationships, and performance.
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