Possible Selves

The term, Possible Selves, refers to various components of the cognitive sense of self; the ideal self (who a person would like to be), who they can become even perhaps who they might be afraid of becoming. This can be like daydreaming about being a perfect and successful person, thinking about how to make the best of existing circumstances and opportunities and a fear of what a person might become if they give in to negative desires and fantasies.