As per my mother, I was always a disciplined and good natured person who has evolved into a responsible and reliable personality. It goes without saying that while constructing this configuration; my mother was to a large extent biased pertaining to the selection of data she subscribed to, to shape my persona. The information that she relied on to typify my configuration was primarily obsolete, as she had either little information as to how I carried myself as a social and professional person, or she decided to ignore the information at her disposal, going by the choice of words that she used to define me. Not to mention that such a response from her was accurately in consonance with my expectations, though not in tandem with my innate self concept. I can say that my mother’s opinion of me was aimed at securing optimal relational satisfaction for her. The configuration contrived by my mother catered to my innate self concept that is adhered to a large extent to the stable set of perceptions that I held about myself. This indeed boosted my self esteem as it satiated that aspect of my, self concept that involved personal evaluations of my, self worth. I also need to mention that this particular interaction with my mother proceeded smoothly as her and mine communication was indeed impacted by a mutually evinced high self esteem. As my mother happens to be a ‘significant other’ in my life I must acknowledge that her evaluation of me was especially taken to be quiet influential. This evaluation was no way influenced by any viable and pragmatic social comparison.
Wang had been working as my subordinate for the past ten months and in the context of personal expectations, I considered him to be quiet close to me, irrespective of him being my subordinate. However, the configuration that Wang assorted turned out to be really surprising yet insightful in many respect. As per Wang, I happened to be a talented person, who lacked in patience and many a times he found me quiet confusing and indecisive. The conclusions arrived at by Wang tore through my, self serving biases as I considered myself to be quiet a patient and calm person. However, ascribing me to be impatient was indeed contrary to my expectations. Besides, in a way it turned to be insightful that I had always assumed Wang to be like me, which he was not. The configuration of Wang was always culturally influenced as he happens to be a person of Chinese origin. Being from a high power distance culture, perhaps Wang expected me to be hierarchical in my approach towards my subordinates, which I being from a low power distance culture, scarcely am. My habit of delegating responsibilities while extending minimal instructions may have turned out to be quiet unsettling for Wang, when he always expected me to be clear and concise with my professional expectations. The configuration facilitated by Wang especially upraised me of the need for retaining a flexible self concept and the need for not over resisting the revision of my personal self concept. Thereby while communicating with Wang I tried my best to not to engage in cognitive conservatism that is seeking only such information that bolstered my