What is self perception? Self perception may be simply defined as the way one sees her/himself. It is the image of self that one has. It is the individuals awareness of the characteristics that constitute one's self. One's self-perception is determined by her or his self-concept, self-knowledge, self-esteem, and the social self. The way one perceives herself/himself determines the social identity, social roles and membership of groups. It is worthy noting that the self perception one has influences the decisions she or he makes and consequently one’s behaviour in the presence of others.