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What Is Self-Monitoring?

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What is self-monitoring

Self-monitoring is a personality trait that involves the ability to monitor and regulate self-presentations, emotions, and behaviors in response to social environments and situations.

  • It involves being aware of your behavior and the impact it has on your environmen...

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Signs

While people tend to be high or low self-monitoring in general, self-monitoring may also vary depending on the situation.

Some signs of self-monitoring include:

  • Saying things at social gatherings to garner attention or approval from others

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Types

Self-monitoring can be divided into two types:

  • Acquisitive: This type of self-monitoring is to acquire attention and approval from others. It involves assessing the reactions of others and altering behavior in a way designed to help the person fit in o...

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Uses for self monitoring

Self-monitoring is something that people tend to do naturally, but it is also something that you can work on applying to different situations.

Some ways that it may be useful include:

  • Changing a specific behavior
  • Improving s...

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Impact of self-monitoring

High-self monitors are good at adapting to the situation and getting along with others.

  • people may self-monitor because of social anxiety, and feel more self-conscious
  • For people who have...

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Using self-monitoring to change behaviour

If you want to use self-monitoring to change your behaviors, there are things that you can do to identify, measure, and evaluate your own behaviors:

  • identify a target behavior: Pick a specific behavior that you want to monitor and change. 

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