Executive Self

The executive self is an aspect of self-knowledge which pertains to an individual’s behavioral components. For instance, a student views himself as hardworking and his executive self is expressed through his consistent practice as an athlete and significant hours of reviewing for his quizzes and exams.

Regarding Transactional Analysis, a kind of therapy and psychoanalytic theory, the executive self is the individual’s state which dictates his behavior. For instance, a teacher wanted to scream and curse at a student who was trying to cheat in a quiz; however, she manifested her executive self by composing herself and firmly warning the student regarding the consequences.

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