In 1902, a sociologist named Charles Cooley developed a theory called the “Looking Glass Self.” According to Cooley, the way we think about ourselves is formed in large part by what we think the most important people in our lives think about us.
In other words: “I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” Cooley’s theory may or...
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