When he reached out to me, I realized that it had been hovering over me and my self-image for over a decade.
In Warhol it found its self-image, ready-made for idolatry and mockery.
It attacked my self-image, then spread, disease-like, to my sense of morality, ambition, and trust.
The daddy party cherishes its self-image as the party of toughness, of self-reliance, of up-by-the-bootstraps fortitude.
And so it is, he says, that Britain lets everyone preach whatever they want: It confirms a self-image of greatness.
It was an impossible expectation, and one that would catastrophically cloud his self-image.
They seek others' love and approval to justify their own self-image and give them the approval they feel they need in life.
This, surely, has had a corrosive effect on Tejpal and his self-image.
Is it important to your self-image what other people think of you?
The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth.