Self Discrepancy: Who We Are vs. Who we Want to Be
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Self-Discrepancy: Who We Are vs Who We Want To Be

Self Discrepancy: Who We Are vs. Who we Want to Be
Happy New Year everyone! In our most recent podcast episode, we discussed a word we felt the Lord had for us this year: discrepancy. The self-discrepancy theory states that individuals compare their “actual” self to internalized standards or the “ideal or ought self.” Self-discrepancy is the gap between two self-representations that leads to negative emotions. Essentially, it is how we deal with the difference between who we think we should be or want to be, versus who we actually are.

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