Essay on Possible Selves
Future selves or "possible selves" signifies an individuals' belief of what they may transpire to be, what they would like to be, and what they are frightened of becoming (Zytowski & D’Achiardi-Ressler, 2011). Possible selves are the perfect selves that an individual would, to a large extent, like to develop into. The possible selves that are dreamed of may include the accomplished self, the creative self, the wealthy self, the skinny self, or the cherished and popular self, while, the frightened possible selves may perhaps be the on your own self, the unhappy self, the inept self, the intoxicating self, the jobless self, or the homeless self (Markus & Nurius, 1986). Jane is clearly demonstrating her possible self in the above example.
Jane seems to be stuck in the first three stages of reflective judgment. Pre-reflective Reasoning (Stages 1-3): In the first three stages, an individual believes that knowledge is obtained through the declaration of a person with authority or through personal observation, instead of, for instance, through the assessment of verification. Individuals, who embrace these beliefs, assume that what they know to be true is unquestionably accurate, and that they know with