Since the self is malleable and dynamic (Sedikides & Gregg, 2003), would you agree that it is possible for a person to change through feedback received from others? Similarly, if a person receives negative reactions to their stories or interactions with others, would that person change the socially unacceptable behavior, or not even be aware of that part of themselves that is giving them the negative feedback?
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This article is significant, though only indirectly related to the question. It does have some important implications for negative feedback and the resultant change (or lack thereof) in behavior. The thesis of this piece is that the estimation of one's productivity in the workplace is not altered by negative feedback. It is altered and given meaning primarily by one's position in the social hierarchy of the organization. For example, if a philosopher is well-known, well-published and traveled, he will both think himself and be thought by others as highly productive. As a person's position in the pecking order is ...
The negative feedback and changing self are examined in the solution.