The Individuality Tool


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A creative tool used to explain individuality, the benefits, and useful application of individuality to one's life, outlook, and personal progress.

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  • Photo Credit: J. Dombrowski
  • Photo Credit: DiyyahFrizaHuman nature requires groups, you’re not alienating yourself, you’re just separating yourself
  • Photo Credit: bleached-black.deviantart.comHe went from “Jim” to “Them”
  • Lil’ Jim has become a mindless mannequin. His mind has been defeated. The world dresses his ideas and thoughts.
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  • The Individuality Tool

    1. 1. IndiViDuality Created by: Jeremy Maddox
    2. 2. DefinitionsIndividualin⋅di⋅vid⋅u⋅al [in-duh-vij-oo-uh l]A single human being, as distinguished from a group. Individualism in⋅di⋅vid⋅u⋅al⋅ism [in-duh-vij-oo-uh-liz-uh m] The principle or habit of, or belief in independent thought or action. The pursuit of individualism rather than common or collective interests.
    3. 3. IndiViDuality: Pros & ConsPROS• Have Accepted Themselves – Act Different (verses societal norms) – Look Different (verses societal norms) – Respected (for the most part)CONS• Targets of the Society – The Crowd wants CONFORMITY • Conformity: Action or behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws. – Feared (Inner power aka confidence, scares people as a result of being unbound, but it also attracts because of its security and stability) – Outcast (Because society doesn’t know how to categorize you)
    4. 4. CONFORMITY:The Enemy of the IndiViDual
    5. 5. Lil’ Jim = JAMES NATHAN ALEXANDER aka LIL’ JIM Middle Class Family 2 Parent Household 3.46 GPA Lives in the Suburbs Attends Apple High Academy-LETS SEE WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE-
    6. 6. STAGE 1: COLLEGE•Pressured by society and his immediatesurroundings to conform.[Parties, drugs, condom-less sex, being Lil’ Jimscene, not being “a punk”, all of the above] Thus, the search for identity starts under the wrong motivation.
    7. 7. Stage 2: The Fallout
    8. 8. Lil’ Jim = JAMES NATHAN ALEXANDER aka LIL’ JIM At age 20, he has 2 different baby mothers Parents kicked him out of their house for good Dropped out of College Survives on Welfare Can only afford to live in the inner city projects-THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE-
    9. 9. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by society. If you try it, you will be lonely often, andsometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Have you met yourself???
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    11. 11. PurposeBEING AN INDIVIDUAL STARTS WITH HAVING PURPOSE. Why am I here? What am I living for? How do I define my success?“ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE PURPOSE, CAN THE MEANING OF YOUR WALK EVOLVE.”
    12. 12. Definition of Self• Do NOT let society LABEL you. DEFINE yourself before accusations start.• When you are DEFINED, you take the pen away from people who draw conclusions… Defined: Brand, Legacy, Elite Labeled: Fad, No Legacy, Cheap
    13. 13. Influence “You’re five closest friends will determine how you think, feel, and act.” – Dr. Tyrone BledsoeYou will be influenced. There’s no getting around it. But you CAN choose who influences YOU!
    14. 14. Gnarls Barkley X Who Cares Basically Im complicated I have a hard time taking the easy way I wouldnt call it schizophrenia But Ill be at least 2 people today If thats okay Its deep how you can be so shallow And Im afraid cause I have no fear And I didnt believe in magic Until I watched you disappear I wish you where here You see, everybody is somebody But nobody wants to be themselves and If I ever wanted to understand me Ill have to talk to someone else
    15. 15. An IndiViDual is… One Who Listens One Who Thinks for ThemselvesOne Who is Grounded (Spiritually, and or Ethically) One Who is Conscious (SELF Aware, Aware of Environment, and Aware of Others) We’re constantly being told what other people think we are, and that’s why it is so important to know yourself.” – Sarah McLachlan“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” – Aristotle
    16. 16. Resources Strength Deployment Inventory - Learn about yourself in depth.Myers Briggs PersonalityAssessment – Self Report Tool
    17. 17. “”A lot of people follow the crowd but the crowd follows the individual.You lead by default choosing not to follow.” – Jeremy C. Maddox