― Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life The most important factor in self-presentation to me is honesty. This is how I would like to leave an impression for others to have a perception of me that I am honest which in alignment with the social moral identity. (Ph.D, Jess K. Alberts. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Psychology 180. Argosy University, 2009).
Most of what I know or think I know of other people springs from what I know of myself, and that includes the quality of honesty. Whether I know myself to …show more content…
In my professional life when I operated my business in food services, it was very important to stress the importance of refraining from lying, upholding high ethical standards, and high levels of integrity because in my line of work I deal with a lot of food and alcohol inventory. Food services industry has the most theft in the business. So it was important for my employees to uphold the company’s standards. To influence the standards, I used a lot of promise, threat, expertise, esteem, self-feeling, and altruism.
For an example in esteem (positive): I would say “People you care about will get hurt if you lose your job by stealing”. Or “By having a excellent working history it will helps with our resume and future goals”. Overall, I tried to maintain a supportive workplace culture and provide an environment and the resources to encourage self-awareness and effective behaviors. In the examples provided above for personal and professional influence, social norms play an integral part in how we should behave. (Ph.D, Jess K. Alberts. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Psychology 180. Argosy University, 2009). For my kids, in utilizing the influence in the social norm when they associate between bad