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Self-presentation and social perception: Matthew 7:3-5

In self-presentation and social perception relate to the passage from Matthew 7:3-5 where Jesus asks:

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
How can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

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Let's look at the definitions of the two concepts first and then apply it to the words of Jesus.


Self-presentation is defined as the attempt to control self-relevant images before real or imagined others" "the process through which people try to control the impressions other people form of them. by trying to influence the perception of their image." ...

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In regards to self-presentation and social perception, this solution discusses how it relates to the passage bu Jesus from Matthew 7:3-5.