Your Personality Personality is defined as the group of behavioral and emotional traits that distinguishes as individual. It can also be defined as the sum of all the traits that you have inherited or inquired.
Factors that Shape Personality Heredity – The sum of traits that are passed from your ancestors to you : Has a great affect on your personality Inherited Traits – Human traits that are determined by heredity
Factors that Shape Personality Environment – All of the conditions, objects, and circumstances that surround you. Acquired Traits – Traits that developed as a result of environmental factors.
Your Growth People grow in six different areas. The term growth pattern is used to describe the unique way a person grows.
Six Areas of Growth Chronological Physical Intellectual Emotional Social Philosophical
Physical Growth – Skeletal System Skeletal System Keep organs in place Protect organs from hard blows Help you move (by acting as levers for the muscles attached) Growth Spurt – Considerable growth occurring in a short period of time. You may grow as much as several inches in one year.
Physical Growth – MuscularSystem Muscular System Give body shape Allow your body to sit, bend, walk, run, etc. Cause heart to pump Development of large muscles in your arms allows you to move with better coordination. Development of small muscles in our finger gives you better hand/eye cordination.
Physical Growth – ReproductiveSystem Reproductive System Ability to produce children Females: development begins with the start of menstruation (Monthly cycle) Forming of breasts Rounding of figure Growth in genitals Males: development begins around the age of 14 or 15 (everyone matures at a different rate) Grow more hair Voice deepens Shoulders will broaden Growth in genitals
Your Self - Concept Self Concept – the way you see yourself How is your self – concept formed? ○ Comparing yourself to others ○ Thinking you are as good as anyone ○ Even thinking your not as good as others ○ Knowing what you can and cannot do
Self - Concept Everyone has strengths andweaknesses. If you dwell on your weaknesses, you may feeloverwhelmed. Others may not be able to see your strengths. You will feel more worthwhile when you focus on your strengths.
What is Self - Esteem What is self – esteem? Self – esteem is how you feel about yourself ○ If you have self – esteem, you feel that you are a good and worthwhile person. ○ Your self – esteem influences your behavior
Building Self-Esteem1. Measure yourself honestly.2. Practice positive self-talk.3. Accept the things about yourself you cannot change.4. Focus on the present, but keep an eye on the future.5. Take one step at a time.6. Be a friend to yourself.
Your Character Character can be defined as your sense of right and wrong that guides your behavior. It is the part of your personality that helps you make choice that are in line with your personal priorities. Character development begins in childhood.
Becoming a Responsible andIndependent Adult One of the tasks of adolescence is to become a responsible, independent adult. Learn to be responsible Be a good citizen Meet personal expectations