I'm JD McGibney, and in this episode I'll be chatting with one of my favorite guitar players on the planet. The masterful, witty, extremely metal, and totally humble Eli Santana of Ignite, Incite, Holy Grail and Huntress! Today we are going to be talking about Self Image. The definition of which is pretty simple and straightforward. Self Image is the view an individual has of themselves. When analyzing self image, there are generally four categories: How you see yourself. How others see you. How you perceive others see you. How you perceive you see yourself. Often we hear of friends and loved ones struggling with their self image, or even find ourselves struggling. Having a negative self image can come from a variety of factors from early childhood development, one's natural personality constantly setting higher and higher standards outside of reasonable reach, or even the actual or perceived standards of the society we live in. Learning to be comfortable with one's self is sometimes a difficult process, and no two individual's journeys are alike. Understanding one's own personality, desires, and motivations are key, as well as their desired role in the world they live in.