A Socioanalytic Interpretation of the Public and the Private Selves

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This chapter concerns the relationship between the public self and the private self as seen through the lens of a particular perspective on personality theory— socioanalytic theory (Hogan, 1983). The chapter is organized in three sections. The first offers a perspective on the relationship between the public and the private self. In the second, we describe a set of research problems that emerge from the analysis presented in the first section. Finally, we suggest some caveats regarding the entire enterprise.


Social Acceptance Personality Theory Interesting Research Topic Employment Interview Public Reputation 
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