Pursuit Of Happyness And Motivation Essay

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Gali Sivaditya 13BSP0244
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THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD WORK Thomas A. Edison
The Pursuit of Happyness, the whole story rotates around Chris Gardner and his behaviour. Several scenes in the movie exhibit few theories viz., MBTI theory1, Self Efficacy2 and Goal-Setting theory3, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Self Motivation, Determination, Perception.
According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI), the main character of the movie, Chris Gardner, is an individual who is extraverted, outgoing, sociable, and assertive behaviour. He is not hesitant to talk to the superiors of the brokerage company, and is very assertive in doing so. He is sociable with all of the colleagues and businessmen he meets during his internship at the company.
Self Efficacy and Goal Setting, the specificity of Chris Gardner's goal to become stock broker itself seems act as an internal stimulus. The goal set by him is not so easy, it is difficult to reach the position what he is dreaming. When goals are difficult, people persist in trying to attain them. Chris did the same and his high self efficacy motivated him a lot. Self Efficacy and Goal Setting don't compete with one another; rather, they complement each other.
Equity Theory - other-outside4.
Chris to Employee of dean witter Chris : Man, I got two questions for you: What do you do? And how do you do it? Employee : I'm a stockbroker. Chris : Stockbroker. Oh, goodness.
Chris compares him with an of employee of dean witter. Based on equity theory who perceive inequality will make one of six choices and Chris made a choice to quit the work of selling bone density scanners and chosen to become stock broker. Chris enjoyed the idea of becoming a stock broker, and knew that becoming one would make him happy. Self Motivation and Determination, humans are driven to achieve the maximum point of goal at some point of their lives regardless of any obstacles and hindrances. His wife Linda decided to exit her relationship with him and moved to New York. She left because she was not happy with the current situation, and went to seek it elsewhere, away from Chris . At a point of time he is homeless and couldn't get a place to stay and sleeps in metro station toilet along with his son Christopher. Besides all these problems he finally achieved his goal with his self motivation. Chris Gardner was determined throughout The Pursuit of Happyness to succeed, even when various challenges were thrown his way. Perception, we can find perception5 process very much in this movie in different scenes. Before interview, perception about Chris was different among interview panel which was entirely different after the interview. Below conversation explains their perception about Chris.
1 Personality test that classify people into 1 of 16 personality types. 2 Individual belief that he/she is capable of performing a task, it is directly related to performance, confidence. 3 Specific and Difficult goals with feedback lead higher performance 4...

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