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  • 1. Building Your Character
  • 2. Keys to Character
    Fairness
    Responsibility
    Citizenship
    Trustworthiness
    Caring
    Respectfulness
  • 3. Keys to Character
    Paying attention to these factors builds strong character, self-concept, and self-esteem.
  • 4. Self-Concept
    Also known as self-image
    The mental picture you have of who you are, and the way you think others see you
    Shaped and influenced by comments about you from family, friends, other people in your life, and even yourself
    Positive comments are more likely to lead to a positive self-concept, while negative comments are more likely to lead to a negative self-concept
  • 5. Self-Esteem
    The confidence you feel about yourself
    A positive self-concept is related to high self-esteem
    High self-esteem means feeling good about yourself, believing you can be successful, and having the confidence to try new things
  • 6. When do you feel most confident about yourself?
  • 7. Avoid Comparisons
    Comparing yourself to others does not help you succeed in school or in life.
    Each of you has unique strengths, special qualities, and things you do well!
    Concentrate on doing your best without comparing yourself to friends, siblings, or peers.
  • 8. Building Confidenceand Boosting Self-Esteem
    Maintain a positive and realistic outlook
    Talk positively to yourself – “I can do this”
    Focus on your strengths – concentrate on what you do well
    Seek support – spend time with positive and supportive people
    Address weaknesses – life is about making mistakes and learning from them
  • 9. Learning Activity: Achievement Timelineand Autobiography
    Part 1: Create a timeline displaying past achievements that have helped you to build confidence and boost your self-esteem.
    New job?
    Made the team?
    Helped a friend in need?
    Honor roll?
    Made a good decision?
    Babysat for 3 days w/o pay!
    August, 2010
    July, 2010
    Ran my first 5K!
    2005, 2006
    Graduated College!
  • 10. Learning Activity: Achievement Timelineand Autobiography
    Part 2:Write a short autobiography that describes at least 3 of the events on your timeline.
    Guiding Question:
    How did each of those events give you a sense of pride and help to build yourconfidence?

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