Self-concept is basically how somebody perceives himself or herself. Self-concept is formed in many way, such as how somebody dresses, how they interact with other people, how they talk, basically everything a person does whether is be social or non-social forms their self-concept. Self-concept also goes deeper than that. Not just interacting can form self-concept but also how other people treat you and interact with you. If somebody puts you down constantly you are more likely to act differently around that person or even change your whole appearance or attitude to try and change that persons opinion of you. When this happens you have a different view of yourself and the self-concept is then changed, most likely not for the better in this case.
I would probably characterize my self-concept as ""a strong one. I'm not saying that I don't doubt myself from time to time, I think everybody does that, but for the most part I know who I am and who I'm not.
There is things that it try to hide from other people for sake of embarrassment, but I try really hard not to let it bother me and for the most part it doesn't but there are times when the thought of somebody thinking of me differently or in a slightly negative way scares me, so I go into a "protective" mode and hide things. It's not hiding things that are objects or possessions, just certain things about me that I don't think other people would like, for instance my weight. I truly believe that there is a lot of people out there that may think I'm "fat", "overweight" or something like that, and these labels most of the time make me do things differently, like for instance it will make me change what...