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Explain the links between identity, self-image and self-esteem

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Learning outcome: 6. Be able to promote individuals’ well-being
Assessment criteria: 6.1 Explain the links between identity, self-image and self-esteem

An individual’s identity is comprised of the unique traits that make them the person that they are.

Their self-image is how they view themselves and how they think that others see them.

Their self-esteem is how they feel about themselves – this can be positive or negative.

Therefore, an individual’s self-image can influence their self-esteem – if they see themselves in a negative way, they may have low self-esteem but if they view themselves positively, then their self-esteem will be higher.