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Introduction to Personal Development


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Introduction to Personal Development

  1. 1. Introduction to PersonalIntroduction to Personal DevelopmentDevelopment Lesson 1Lesson 1
  2. 2. Do you knowDo you know anyone likeanyone like these?these?
  3. 3. Walking withWalking with head down.head down.
  4. 4. Not making eyeNot making eye contact whencontact when talking.talking.
  5. 5. Teasing others.Teasing others.
  6. 6. Saying negativeSaying negative things aboutthings about others.others.
  7. 7. Speaking verySpeaking very loudly.loudly.
  8. 8. ExcessiveExcessive boasting aboutboasting about theirtheir achivements.achivements.
  9. 9. Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development is a process thatis a process that helps teens overcomehelps teens overcome thesethese challengeschallenges..
  10. 10. PersonalPersonal development isdevelopment is an on-goingan on-going process.process.
  11. 11. Signs of lowSigns of low self-esteemself-esteem
  12. 12. 1. Walking with their head1. Walking with their head down.down.  Teens who feel that theyTeens who feel that they are not worthy find it veryare not worthy find it very hard to make eye contacthard to make eye contact when communicating.when communicating.  They avoid making aThey avoid making a connection because theyconnection because they assume others have theassume others have the same negative view ofsame negative view of them as they do.them as they do.
  13. 13. 2. Not making eye contact2. Not making eye contact when talkingwhen talking  This is usually a physicalThis is usually a physical expression of shame andexpression of shame and embarrassment.embarrassment.  Teens with low self-Teens with low self- esteem feel they need toesteem feel they need to hide and survive publichide and survive public situations unnoticed.situations unnoticed.
  14. 14. 3. Using negative “I am”3. Using negative “I am” statementsstatements  Teenagers who commonlyTeenagers who commonly use phrases such as “I amuse phrases such as “I am useless”, “I never get ituseless”, “I never get it right”, “I could never doright”, “I could never do that” or “my family wouldthat” or “my family would be better off without me”be better off without me” are examples of someoneare examples of someone expressing negativeexpressing negative beliefs about who they are.beliefs about who they are.
  15. 15. 4. Teasing, name calling, or4. Teasing, name calling, or saying negative things aboutsaying negative things about others.others.  Teenagers who feel badTeenagers who feel bad about themselves often findabout themselves often find negative things about others.negative things about others.  This is usually a defenseThis is usually a defense mechanism. Most times it is amechanism. Most times it is a simple case of makingsimple case of making themselves feel or look betterthemselves feel or look better by making others look making others look bad.
  16. 16. 5. Excessive boasting about5. Excessive boasting about their achievements ortheir achievements or appearanceappearance  Teenagers seeking to fightTeenagers seeking to fight feelings of worthlessness tryfeelings of worthlessness try to convince themselves andto convince themselves and others the reverse byothers the reverse by continually talking aboutcontinually talking about how good looking they arehow good looking they are important.important.
  17. 17. 6. Speaking very loudly and6. Speaking very loudly and aggressivelyaggressively  Teenagers who feelTeenagers who feel insignificant or worthlessinsignificant or worthless believe that others see thembelieve that others see them as unimportant too, toas unimportant too, to counteract these feelings,counteract these feelings, they will try to verballythey will try to verbally dominate communicationsdominate communications to seek attention orto seek attention or recognition.recognition.
  18. 18. 7. Evading social7. Evading social interactions.interactions.  When the teenagers feelWhen the teenagers feel they are bound to bethey are bound to be rejected, they will avoidrejected, they will avoid situations that will reinforcesituations that will reinforce this beliefs.this beliefs.
  19. 19. 7. Evading social7. Evading social interactions.interactions.  Teens who have no friendsTeens who have no friends or very weak interpersonalor very weak interpersonal relationships with otherrelationships with other teens would most likely haveteens would most likely have low self-esteem.low self-esteem.  Peer bondingPeer bonding is anis an important element of howimportant element of how teenagers develop self-teenagers develop self- worth.worth.
  20. 20. 8. Constantly apologizing8. Constantly apologizing  This is associated withThis is associated with feelings of guilt. When afeelings of guilt. When a teenager believes he alwaysteenager believes he always makes mistakes or does notmakes mistakes or does not make expectations, he feelsmake expectations, he feels guilty.guilty.
  21. 21. Going through personalGoing through personal development processdevelopment process will regain self-worthwill regain self-worth and confidence.and confidence.
  22. 22. The EndThe End
  23. 23. ASSIGNMENTASSIGNMENT Research theResearch the branches ofbranches of philosophy.philosophy.