Qualities/categories: one of the earliest: gender. The characteristics, abilities, attitudes and person sees themselves as having. How you see yourself: i am tall, i am smart, i am interesting . By age 6, children have a self concept that includes many characteristics, but these characteristics still tend to be very concrete. How a person evaluates their self concept. How you feel about those qualities: do i feel good about being athletic and bad at math . Susan harter: 4-7 yrs: specific/separate areas of competence they do have notions about their own competence. All evaluated as separate aspects of the self i am this and i am this and i am this . Results in multiple areas of esteem, not an overall self worth: global self-esteem emerges around age 7, most children enter kindergarten believing that they can and will learn. Highly evaluate and over evaluate their abilities in many areas.