What is self-objectification and are you guilty of it? Self-objectification is when you believe your body represents most of your identity. In other words, you put the most stock in your physical appearance and not the other things that are important about you, like your achievements or your personality.
When you self-objectify, you are quite concerned about how other people see your body. In fact, if you are a self-objectifier you take on the perspective of how your body looks to other people. You see your body as an object something other people admire or criticize. Other indications of self-objectification are frequent and habitual monitoring of your appearance and persistently comparing your body to the bodies of other women or to a so-called ideal body.
Are you guilty of self-objectification? If you are, you probably are quite familiar with the consequences, which can be considerable dissatisfaction with your body, painful focus on your body’s shortcomings, shame in regard to your body, anxieties about your body, worry that others are evaluating your body negatively, and disordered eating.