Self-concept. Mental representation of psychological attributes a person may possess in the future and their fear of them. This fear gives the person a sense of anxiety and dread.

FEARED SELF: "The feared self is what we think we might become in the future."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FEARED SELF," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/feared-self/ (accessed October 15, 2021).