Analysis Of Charles Cooley's Looking Glass Self

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How do you perceive yourself? Is your self-perception based on how other’s think of you? As individuals, we are constantly changing our image based on how we think others perceive us (Conley 28). This known as Charles Cooley’s “looking glass self” theory. On a day to day basis I’m always thinking what do people at school think of me? What do people think of me when they see me at church? Do people think I’m too emotional? Throughout my life, I have made my own image based on how I think others see me when they look at me. I have changed myself in order for people to know my social class, my religion and my gender whenever they see me or interact with me. When I was born, my parents were twenty years old and just out of high school. They were …show more content…
She graduated four years later and began working at The Christ Hospital. Her new job required her to work night shifts all throughout the week. My mom would get home in the morning and would sleep all day until she had to go back to work. I was in Elementary school at the time so our schedules were obviously flip flopped. My mom wasn’t there to make me a lunch for school. She was not there to let me on and off the school bus on my first day of school. She wasn’t there on Christmas morning for many years because of her work schedule. This is a time where the occupation and education part of her socioeconomic status affected me in a negative way. After a few years, my mom quit her job at Christ and eventually went to school to become a Nurse Anesthetist. She ended up with a new job with great hours, holidays off and a high hourly wage. Most recently though, my parents built a house. They would have not been able to do this without my mom’s jobs and income. This is where the income and wealth part of socioeconomic status has affected me in a very positive …show more content…
I also plan on having being in a higher class than my parents were at the time. The ability to change social classes that is different than our parent’s social class is call Intergeneration Mobility (Speice). In my case, if everything goes as plan, I will experience ascending mobility. Ascending mobility is where one goes from a lower class to a high class (Conley 269). Overall, I due to my parents, I have been able to change my self-perception and I will continue to change my social class as I get older and become

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