is a theory which attempts to explain the mechanism and reasoning behind humans consistent attempts to evaluate their own performance first proposed by U.S. sociologist Charles Horton Cooley.

LOOKING-GLASS SELF: "Individuals may produce a looking-glass self which they can then use to self-evaluate their performance of persona."
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