Building Your Character PowerPoint


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Building Your Character PowerPoint

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