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People’s self-esteem either high or low is shaped by their life experiences. I believe a person’s self-esteem begins to take shape at an early age, with their parents being a major influence. Kind, positive, knowledgeable and caring parents help children create a positive self-image. Parents who do not feel good about themselves or others, sometimes take it out on their childern by belittling them or discouraging them. This leads the child down a path of self-doubt and eventually given the right circumstances a lower self-esteem.
My parents where very overprotective which sounds good on the surface, but this caused me to feel unequal to my peers since my parents would not let me play...
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I write this clear and concise reflection to identify and evaluate an academic problem that I feel is negatively impacting my studies which is time management; otherwise, I find lot of difficulty to manage my time.
This problem influences my academic and personal life because I cannot manage my time correctly in order to be successful. Firstly I am not organized and I don’t have any plan to set and apply. This shows clearly the difficulty of my critical situation. I became to feel anxious and nervous all the time and also it affects on my grade. According to this I must change the way I deal with my time by changing the methodology and follow other time management strategies. The reality...
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Summary of the Korean WarFrom Seesaw to StalemateOn 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean troops poured across the border into South Korea, intent on reunifying the country through force of arms. What began as an escalation in Korea's bitter civil war soon exploded into a major international crisis, as first the United States and then Red China intervened by sending hundreds of thousands of their own ground troops into battle to prevent the defeat of their...
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Leunig deeply values the truth and he questions why people feel that the truth is never good enough. Leunig acknowledges the difference between who we want to be and who we are, he suggests that people strive to unrealistic expectations concerning career, image, relationships etc. and by lying to themselves and everyone around they lose the importance of the truth. Personally I agree that people try so hard to appear how it is thought they should and to be successful, they lose their inner self and who they are. I think that we can get caught up in the race to the top and we end up living a lie about who we really are and what we really value. In Leunigs cartoon My Former...
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The book Stick Figure A Diary Of My Former Self is a personal journal written by Lori Gottlieb when she was 11 years old suffering from anorexia nervosa. “Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat.” (mayclinic.com) Most eating disorders are physiological due to friends and family, stress, and the social media. Anorexia nervosa, like all other eating disorders, is extremely dangerous and unhealthy for the human body to endure. Although eating disorders are destructive to one's life, is there explainable reasoning behind why a person may have one?
“I wish to be the thinnest girl at school, or maybe the thinnest 11 year old...
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Discontinuity in Self-Reliance and When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
Ralph Waldo Emerson emphatically proclaims in "Self-Reliance" that "the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is that they set naught at traditions but spoke…what they thought" (515). Emerson declares that Milton’s greatness is attributed not to conformity but rather to originality. Milton’s break with consistent expectations is epitomized in his use of a Petrarchan sonnet in the poem "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent." Nonconformity and discontinuity in a man’s approach to life are the doctrines espoused by Emerson in his work "Self-Reliance," and Milton embodies an Emersonian outlook...
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Robert Browning's dramatic poem "My Last Duchess" defines how extremely a person may lose touch with reality, as a result of jealousy and self-love. This central thought is achieved through an aristocrat's conversation with a visitor concerning a painting of his ex-wife; within the conversation, the aristocrat--Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara--reveals that he has been a key figure in the murder of his late wife. The Duke's sense of reality and his misuse of power stand as important facets within the fabrication of the central idea.
The Duke almost seems to be encouraging the reader to focus on the fact that his sense of reality is defective. He begins pressing this notion to the reader...
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Inner Journey Synthesis TaskDiscuss how various composers have explored the many and varied circumstances and situations that enable people to undertake an emotional and spiritual journey. In your answer you should refer to your prescribed text, ONE text from the prescribed Stimulus Booklet and ONE other related text of your own choosing.An inner journey is a journey of the mind and the spirit. It offers growth & development through emotional pilgrimage and provides new insights for the mind and spirit. The full effect of these journeys can only be completely understood and appreciated if one takes the time to reflect on their progress. The three texts explore different...
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My heritage is unknown by my family and myself. I have tried to do a genealogy tree and did not get very far. My dad's favorite thing to say is that we are mutts with a little bit of everything in us. I was able to trace our ancestor's back to Germany, the continent in Europe. .
As a child, I grew up as an Army brat. With my father being in the service, I had the opportunity to experience life in many different places. I have lived in Texas, Hawaii, California and Fort Lewis Washington. We were supposed to move to Germany when my grandfather died. Instead we moved back home to Oregon to care for my grandmother. It also was not a very good part of Germany so...
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An imaginative journey can be a way of expression to escape the confines of reality in order to create a frame of mind that could not otherwise be described within the limitations of the responders life experiences. Instead, taking an individual on a journey that does not physically involve the human senses, though through effective manipulation of a text with the appropriate imagery and techniques can often appeal to the senses. This creates a bridge between the unreal and often unaccepted and the underlying wisdom that it is trying to provoke. This new found wisdom is the catalyst for a change in perspectives and is ultimately the result of a journey, as things were not as they once...
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Making my way through the crowded streets of Hyderabad (India), I arrive at the door step of a bakery shop. I have picked up some freshly baked sweet rolls for breakfast. My family really enjoys breakfast the day sweet rolls with jelly and warm milk are on the menu. Over breakfast, my family usually discusses any important events of the day ahead. Most families in India create a strong sense of family bond and aim to instill good values in their children. In this paper, I will be shedding some light on my past and present experiences. I will also be writing about the things I want to pursue and achieve in the future. I will be giving references from the course books as needed.
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Defining Self PerceptionKnowing yourself is the first step in understanding the significance and impact of our self-concept. Self-perception is a concept lived in the real. None can know you better than you know yourself. It is commonly used to refer the information of one's particular mental states, including one's desires, beliefs and sensations.Often it is used to refer to knowledge about a carrying on self ontological nature, personality traits or identity conditions. Self-perception, in short, is how we as human beings come to recognize ourselves (Folsom 54).Human beings...
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Before taking this course my writing styles and habits were very different. I was the typical procrastinator because I would wait until the night before a paper was due to start it. This did not allow me enough time to properly proofread everything, which resulted in getting points deducted for simple grammatical errors that could have been avoided if I would have had the time to proofread. My writing styles have many strengths and weaknesses and I have been able to improve my writing because of them. I have learned from my strengths and weaknesses how to become a better writer.
In my writing, I have many strengths, some that which I have developed through this...
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In the past sixteen years I have faced various challenges that have molded my personality to as it is today. I went through a very tough stage in my social life when I was in grade seven and eight at the age of twelve and thirteen. I had a group of five friends outside of school, we were always together and they were all very close to my heart. It came to the point where three of the girls decided that they did not want to associate with one other, and I was forced to choose between the three of them and the other girl. It was a feeling of indescribable disbelief and I did not know what to do.
This one incident was a challenge that I had to overcome.It all happened so quickly. One minute...
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Main Entry: self–mu•ti•la•tion
: injury or disfigurement of oneself
Psychological characteristics of self-injurers
Hate themselves, feel inadequate
Tend to suppress rage
Are usually angry , most of the time at themselves
Are very sensitive to rejection
Have aggressive feelings which usually get turned inward
Are anxious and irritable
Tend to be depressed suicidal and self destructive
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Self-presentation by definition is “the process by which people monitor and control the impressions others form of them in social situations (Leary & Kowalski, 1990). In essence, this is impression management in which we are able to omit or present aspects of the self in order to make a desired impression. Self-presentation may be a an issue that leads to risky behaviors, sport choice, anxiety, and self-handicapping.
Research has shown that self-presentation affects athletes in many ways. Research of sources of stress during competition showed that the most frequent source of stress was significant others, competitive anxiety, and social-evaluation and self-presentation (James, & Collins,...
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I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. If I wanted it, I got it. My mother only wanted me to have the best, a life she never had the privilege of having. I remember all of the other kids thinking that it was great that I had all this stuff, but the only reason I had any of these nice things is because my mother is a senior operator of a plant that required her to work sixty plus hours a week, and she felt bad because I literally had nobody to play with. I bounced from babysitter to babysitter, family member to family member, meaning I only saw my mom once a week. The only childhood memories I have is with all of these random people that I did not want to be around in the first place....
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Self-EsteemYou have the capacity to define who you are and then decide if you like that identity or not. When you reject parts of yourself, you greatly damage the psychological structures that keep you alive. Judging and rejecting yourself causes enormous pain. You find yourself avoiding anything that might aggravate the pain of self-rejection. You take fewer social, academic or career risks. To avoid more judgments you erect barriers of defense. You could blame get angry or become a perfectionist. How you perceive and feel about yourself can change.Cause and Effect
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Self-expression is a way in which a person can express his or her thought processes through hand gestures, writing and verbalization. The "Webster's Dictionary" defines it as "expression of one's own personality or emotion." Sometimes, people use hand gestures when they are trying to express a point. Usually, the person doesn't realize that they are moving their hands. Another way a person can "expression one's...
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Self Assessment and Reflection PaperAbstractThe amount of one's success can best be determined simply by understanding their style. By style, I am not speaking of a particular hairstyle or way of dress, but of a learning style. Learning styles are different approaches to learning. Just as one's personality can be as unique as that individual, so can one's learning style. Properly identifying an individual's learning style can help to facilitate effective learning. I believe that one never stops learning. We have the opportunity to learn every moment of our lives, be in the time of day or the secret to growing old gracefully. Therefore, I am committed to being a lifelong...
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"A self-portrait is more than a likeness it captures the 'reality' of the person."Many artists express themselves through self-portraits to portray how they interpret themselves and the world around them. Three artists that depict this are; Edward Munch, Salvador Dali and Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn.A Norwegian painter and graphic artist, Munch...
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PROACTIVITY AND EI ASSESSMENT (PART II) I came to understand self awareness as recognition of our personality, our strengths and weaknesses, our likes and dislikes. Our ability to know ourselves inside out gives us media to be proactive, we know our weaknesses which naturally make us reactive but by being able to identify them, we can work on them and incorporate proactiveness in our dealings. Self awareness which is a personal competence is different from the other of its kind called "self regulation" because the latter has to do with self control, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability and...
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The American social environment has revolutionized the ways in which people express their sexual identity. Years ago it was taboo for a young lady to talk about sex or even arouse her interest about the topic. Sheltered under her parents wings a girl was not given the opportunity to explore her sexuality. Parents molded their children in their image and did not allow them much choice or opportunity for diversity. It was not as socially acceptable for a young person to be allowed to express themselves through clothes, music or lifestyle as it is today. Stuart Ewen presents an excellent point in his article “First Impressions'; about young people and how they have...
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“What are you going to do after you get your degree?”Whenever I announce my
occupation, this trite, well-intentioned question never fails to follow. I am a student, a senior at Metro, studying Literature and History. Not only a student, I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and female. No, I don’t bring in a paycheck, but my life is fulfilling, gratifying, deserving and challenging. Will I teach, write, join the downtown business crew again, or become a clerk in the bookstore? Maybe I will. Whatever I do, I know I will strive to be a bit more patient, observing the tiniest of details, attempting to be more considerate and understanding of people, honoring their...
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During the time of my life age zero to six, I watched television. I listened to music. I watched movies. From a stroller, my mother would push me around the grocery store as she shopped. I would read various signs posted around the store. “Frozen.” “Watermelon.” “Pasta.” Where did I learn to read? Not from books, teachers, or educational toys. I learned to read from a daily diet of “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.”
Individuals who blame media for the downfall of society are shortsighted. The existence of television’s “Power Rangers” or video game consoles' “Grand Theft Auto” does not explicate violence in schools, or on the...
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1.	The essay that I elected to read and analyze was "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
2.	The Transcendental Movement held a strong opinion that one should have complete faith in oneself. Emerson, being an avid transcendentalist, believed in this philosophy. He supported this concept that we should rely on our own intuition and beliefs. "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." Emerson, along with the Transcendental Movement, believed in the vitality of self-reliance. One must have confidence and belief in oneself. "…the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it."...
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Anderson 4Olivia AndersonMrs. RaynorEnglish Honors 11-406 October 2014Triumphant IgnominyWhen man believes a delusion long enough, it soon will replace reality. The novel The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, tells the story of a young woman, Hester Prynne, and a young minister, Arthur Dimmesdale, who must deal with the shame of their adultery. Hester's scarlet letter A publicly disgraces her every day, whereas Arthur's sin is hidden from everyone in colonial...
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In todays results driven world, survival and success are guaranteed to the fittest. We are in an era where success of an organization is increasingly dependent on people and their skills. So how do we as senior managers stay competitive in this environment when the bars to excellence are continuously rising? Analoui (1990) suggests that for a manager to be successful, he should place a great deal of importance on the assessment and development of his own potential. Hill (2003) says, “The best managers are those who have an appetite for learning and are willing to work on themselves “.
1.2 Self-Awareness and its importance
The first step towards self-development is being able to identify...
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I think Sagoff is right in his perception and feeling of a distinct departure between one's economic-consumer self and one's moral-political self. As his examples show (p.501), and I think we can all relate to at least some of them as much as we may not want to, not all preferences are actually expressed through the market (I know I am always sure to go to the gas station with the lowest gas prices and my college-student wallet is happy when prices are low, but I am much happier when they're higher because then the resource is being more appropriately priced).
Given a conventional view of economists, one could imagine an economist stating that the most important/serious moral choices...
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Profile of the Self
“You are requested to close the eyes.” This urging that Sigmund Freud experienced in a dream helped to unlock repressed feelings, and gave him insight into his personality. Fortunately, there are now tests available to help us to understand ourselves. Our behavior can be determined and understood by analyzing different aspects of ourselves. The four main aspects are: Decision Making, Self-Concept, Interpersonal Relationships, and Affect. Decision Making is very important.
Making decisions is really much more complicated than it seems. When I make decisions, my Id, Ego, and Superego decide my fate. Unfortunately for me, my Id wins far too often, as I often...
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"Sense of Self" is defined as a general conscious awareness your of your own identity. My sense of self, (as I have come to understand the term) is essentially what defines me and makes me unique. This could be a certain look, attitude, or personality trait. It could also be the way I view a certain person, thing or subject. Perhaps, my sense of self could even be my purpose in life? If thats the case, I would argue that my sense of self is something that has changed over time and will continue to evolve as I get older and my life is influenced by people, places and events. To me, developing my sense of...
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It’s the night before the big exam, and my body is not in the suitable mood to stare at notes and text in order to learn the answer to any question to be asked the next day. I know that I should, but studying isn’t extremely enjoyable, especially when up against a night out and a slight morning headache. Of course I go out. In the event that the test does not go as well as I hope, my night out will be my excuse for the result.
The next day’s test turns out to be satisfactorily completed (as usual), though I know I could have performed better. My rather eventful night did not become my excuse for an unsatisfactory grade, but rather a pathetic justification for not seeking to achieve my...
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Philosophy originates from the Latin words Philo and Sophia meaning 'love of wisdom'. This love of wisdom doesn't always come easy, and often students of philosophy will question everything they previously knew, but questioning is the precise purpose of philosophy. Sometimes the answers aren't always there, and everyone's answers are not the same; this is the joy of philosophy. An important aspect of philosophy is the aspect of the self. In the textbook Philosophies for Living, edited by Robert Timko and Joan Hoff, various authors provide contrasting sets of ideas and beliefs pertaining to the self. It is my goal that through this essay, the reader will be able to understand my viewpoints...
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Self-mutilation is the deliberate, direct destruction or alteration of one’s body without suicidal intent. It is meant to be a way of coping with one’s emotions and to calm the hatred and rage within oneself. Before recent studies, it was thought to be a crazy, masochist act and although self-mutilators tend to have some psychological disorders they are no longer considered crazy. Due to these recent studies, there are also many ways to help stop and overcome self-mutilation.
The average self-mutilator has two goals. One being that their acts of self-harm are kept a secret because they feel no one would understand and people would just label them as crazy. The second goal is to have control...
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1.The Definition of Self-AwarenessBeagrie (2005) define self-awareness is at the core of professional development. Few people are able to objectively look into a mirror and see themselves as others do. Knowing who you are and what you enjoy doing, and being able to recognise your skills, strengths and weaknesses, as well as your effect on other people, provides a baseline from which to boost your career potential. The more you know, the more effectively you can adapt what you do.Self-awareness is a broader concept that focuses on the image...
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Self Study 1. The traits about my self I admire most are I usually am able to listen to people and whatever they have to say, like their problems or ideas they may have. And also I can usually cheer people up when they are feeling bad about something.2. I cant really always recognize my special qualities in my self, because there my qualities, so to my they aren't really that special.3. I usually like others to be happy or in a good mood because then it makes me happy also, so I usually try to cheer people up or put them in a good mood. Some things I might do to try to bring happiness to...
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Some say that the teenage years are one of the most challenging and trying times in an individual’s life. Many changes take place, both emotionally and physically, which sometimes can give the feeling of excitement… or in other cases… complete confusion and utter turmoil. Because emotions tend to run high during this period of life due to hormones, some teens resort to an unhealthy way of coping to deal with their emotional pain. This unhealthy way of dealing with emotional pain is also known as self injury. Self injury (or self harm) is widely known to take place during the teenage years up until the early years of adulthood (ages 14-24)when judgments become more defined, criticism...
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Self- Injury is a taboo topic in our country, and is hardly ever spoken of. There is a lack of knowledge and not many people know the long-term effects of self- injury or even know what the many different types of self-injury can consist of. Self-injury is a silent epidemic that is plaguing our youth. With enough awareness about self-injury and the reasons why people do it, it can be easily prevented. I chose this topic because it is near and dear to my heart, since the closest person to me is somebody that is deliberately hurting herself and is trying to...
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Single adults partake of many activities to seek dates and find mates. Many useadvertisements in local newspapers to attract possible candidates for a relationship.Others go to single's clubs and bars to find their potential soul mate. The type ofactivities people choose are dependent on the person's self-esteem and self-confidence.The information for this research was obtained from the article "Self Esteem of PersonsSeeking Dates Via Bars, Singles Clubs, and Personal Advertisements." The article waswritten by Paul Yelsma and Paul L. Wienir. It appears...
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Marcus McDuffieCOM 101T.J. JenkinsJuly 14, 2003Know ThyselfKnow thyself; it sounds cliché. However, it is the first step, in my opinion, to understanding the importance and impact of our self-concept. The self-perception table was somewhat advantageous in helping me understand how I view myself. On the other hand, nine steps are not enough to justifiable spread out 32 characteristics of a person who is as emotionally mature and complex as I am.The self-perception chart was...
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In this paper I critically reflect on five different self-assessments: locus of control (LOC), emotional intelligence (EI), listening self-inventory, team member type and conflict management. Throughout my discussion, I focus on their correlations and apply the gathered information to my work-life experiences. I will also provide a systematic assessment of each of these questionnaires. This evaluation will address any possible weaknesses I had found within the tests and prepare my final conclusions based upon those final educated results.
Locus of Control & Emotional Intelligence Relationship:
I scored moderate on the LOC, (specifically internal LOC) and EI assessments. When...
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Leadership Self Reflection
Leadership is found not just at work but all around us. In any situation, leaders take a step forward and take charge of the situation. It can be at home, at work or at any other place. Leaders are never born, they become leaders because they have the credibility and people would love to follow them.
This paper describes about my leadership strengths and areas for growth/future study. It also included how these qualities are used in my daily work routine, self-assessment results and a brief explanation on Individual style in leadership.
The most important quality that differentiates a leader from other people is the ability to think...
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In my elementary youth, I remember my father showing me a trick with the window-sized mirrors on our bathroom cabinet. He opened the cabinet mirrors such that they faced each other at an angle and then told me to stand in the space between them. Upon stepping in, I was face to face with a visibly infinite number of planes of myself. Little did I know at the time, by introducing me to what appeared to being a virtually endless line of clones, my father was formally introducing me to both yet another indeterminacy of the natural world and, at higher level, to the multiplicity of who I am. Being only five years old at the time, I was in total shock and awe at this defying void, which challenged...
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SELF ASSESSMENT PAPERSelf-Assessment paperVictoria M SaygbayMLea 6308Lubbock Christian UniversityThis paper is based on my personal assessments, discussion, and reading to this point that assesses my strengths, weaknesses, and plans for growth in the following EI-related areas.Self-Monitoring: Accurately observing myself so that I can keep me on a positive track of action. I realize that my lifelong active participation in my ongoing education and growth reflects my ability, desire and efforts to continuously learn and improve as I progress academically and/or professionally. But recently I have had problems with sleeping entirely too much. My...
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Self-Assessment and Reflection
In the last seven weeks, I had an opportunity to look back and analyze the events that has shaped my life. This was a unique experience where I was emotionally comfortable enough to look back at life. I was able to objectively revisit many events that were often buried and too painful to face. I was free from the turmoil of emotional fears of failure, anger, regret and loneliness, which often clouded my perception. .
I was able to dwell on many pleasant and unpleasant events with more comfort and confidence. I accepted each event as part of life, regardless of whether it was a good or bad experience. I understand that life transpires even when we...
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As an officer in the United States Army, it has been imperative for me to understand every facet of leadership and why it remains important to be an effective leader. During this course, I have learned some valuable lessons about myself as a leader and how I can improve on my leadership ability in the future. The journal entries along with the understanding of available leadership theories have been an integral part of my learning during this course. For all of the journals and assessments that I completed, I feel it has given me a good understanding of my current leadership status and my future potential as a leader. All of the specific assessments looked at several areas in regards to...
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Exactly what does it mean to be self-reliant? To be reliant on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources maybe? Well, it means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some it means to struggle through one's circumstances. To some it means ensuing one's dreams. And yet to others it means following tradition. Although each connotation has a different motive for being self reliant, all of those motives sprout from character's hardships.Self-Reliance was imposed upon Pecola in The Bluest Eye. She had no...
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Self-identity is singular. The belief in this existence of one’s self, presupposes all our experiences of consciousness. We all hold that this identity is ours alone. I speak of my experiences as experienced by me. I would seem to be talking nonsense , if I referred to myself in the plural or spoke of how the multiplicity of ‘me’s’ experienced an event. Although most will submit to the existence of levels of consciousness, we categorize those people who exhibit distinct personalities as non-ordinary. All popular theories of self-identity set about the task of proving a singular self. I will attempt to analyze the currently held theories of self-identity, and consider cases where the...
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Cultural Self Analysis 2/9/2014HMS 220I identify with a White Northern European background mixed with some Native American and Irish, I think. I identify as White since my family doesn't identify with any other culture than this. Personally I am sad that I do not know truly what culture I descend from because my family is so mixed up and uneducated. I feel I have lost a lot in that.My family is very Christian, Southern Baptist to be more precise. No other religious values were considered or taught to us because, if "you didn't obey the good book then you...