Now, there is an idea of something
called Dramaturgical Perspective.
And that is a fancy way of saying that
we have a different mask that we wear.
That’s the name drama. We are
thinking of a play or show.
And you have this roles you have
this mask that you put on depending on,
Who you are interacting with? Where you are
interacting with? And what the context is?
So we say this perspective suggest we
imagine ourselves as playing certain roles
when interacting with others.
I think this is a far reasoning
this is pretty easy to grasp.
and that you ask a certain way when
you talk to a certain individuals.
Whether it’s a work place, whether it’s
your parents, whether it’s your friends
and this aligns the very similarly to a
concept that we talk about the for called
your different selves right.
So there is your working self,
there is your family self
and you have this different self-scheme
as perception of yourself.
and you’ve act differently.
We all know that.
you act different when you are sitting with
your mom, and when you are with your boss,
and with your friends, right.
So identities are not stable but
they instead are dynamic.
We can adapt base on our interaction.
Now, we have two broad categories that we created
here that where we can divide our interactions.
The first is the Front stage.
It is where we play a role and use
impressions to manage our self.
So again, right now, I’m in front
of the camera talking to you.
And I have my terry presenter role on. And I’m
pretending I’m knowing what I am talking about.
I am trying to be engaging. We are having
a conversation. We are fairly, kindly.
but the same time with a certain
level of professionalism.
Now, back stage is when, I’m in the
green room and I have a pens off.
I mean I have a big bag of chips and
drinking beer, and I am swearing,
and I am acting like my usual self.
So we let our guard down.
You can be yourself.
And this is the kind if usually the self
that you could be with your best friends.
Or with your wife, or husband, or
boyfriend / girlfriend, your parents,
your brother, your sister.
This is the – I don’t want to see your real self
but it’s a self where your back stage.
And you know the show is over.
You have taken off your mask.
And you’ve taken off your robes
and you just being yourself.
So front stage, back stage.