Ideal Self vs. Real Self: Definition & Difference - Quiz & Worksheet


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In psychology, the real self and the ideal self are terms used to describe what kind of domains?

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1. The real self is the same as our self image. True or false?

2. If the way I am (real self) is out of alignment with how I want to be (ideal self), then I will experience what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the ideal and real selves and their characteristics. You'll need to know about domains and alignment between the two selves if you want to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will cover topics such as the following:

  • What domains 'real self' and 'ideal self' describe
  • Whether real self and self image are the same
  • What happens when real and ideal selves are out of alignment and how we cope with that
  • Facts about the real and ideal selves

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of self-worth with the ideal self and real self
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the terms real self and self image
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of the lack of congruency between your ideal and real selves

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson, Ideal Self vs. Real Self: Definition, Lesson & Quiz, to further study this psychology concept. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the real self vs. ideal self
  • Explore conflict between the two selves and identify examples of it
  • Understand Carl Rogers' theory involving denial and distortion
  • Define psychosis