Self affirmation - it is the individual’s need for self-awareness at the desired level in the social, psychological and physical sphere. The meaning of the word self-affirmation - (eng. Self - self and affirmation - confirmation) - indicates the process leading to the formation of a picture of the real, desired or imaginary, approved by the individual in the future.
Self-affirmation of the person is realized both through real actions, achievements, and illusions, when the result is either verbally attributed or overestimated, being objectively less significant.
Self-affirmation is a dynamic process in psychology that involves constant testing of reality. Being a social being, man needs the continuity of society and development does not occur independently. The basic criteria are public standards and ideas. In part, they are internalized by the individual, which is determined by personal orientation, the external reference point is the evaluation of the reference, in the defined sphere of achievements, for the individual group.
The concept of self-assertion often has a negative color, since its implementation is associated with pathological behavioral strategies.