The dissatisfied partner focuses on their partner’s ‘faults’ and feels ‘under benefited’ (e.g. gets little satisfaction from the relationship.) The result of these processes may cause them to re-evaluate the relationship and consider possible alternatives. The Dyadic process is where the partners begin to talk to each other about the problems or supposed inequalities that at least one of them is unhappy with, this could also result in reconciliation. The ability to talk about issues in a constructive way (e.g.
But what sets these journeys apart are their purposes. The purpose for a journey to be undertaken can vary greatly from religious enlightenment and colonising to seeking knowledge and psychological growth. On all types of journeys, the traveler is in search of identity. Sometimes, the “search” is not intentional, but results from reaching the goal. This search can involve the traveler understanding both positive and negative facets about themselves, including articles, perspectives and traits.
Internalization is the process through which a person takes in part of the culture or societal norms and makes it a part of his or her identity. It may involve taking in positive or negative aspects of one’s culture and could sometimes involve identifying with the oppressing power. Ho (1995) stated that it is only through understanding of client’s internalized culture that a social worker can begin to understand diversity issues for a client. According to him, the concept of internalized culture, refers to what client believes and identifies with that may be taken from a number of cultural systems such as ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, class. However, it is also crucial not to make assumptions that individuals are representations of their cultures.
The value of self-respect may be something we can take for granted, or we may discover how very important it is when our self-respect is threatened, or we lose it and have to work to regain it, or we have to struggle to develop or maintain it in a hostile environment. Some people find that finally being able to respect themselves is what matters most about getting off welfare, kicking a disgusting habit, or defending something they value; others, sadly, discover that life is no longer worth living if self-respect is irretrievably lost. It is part of everyday wisdom that respect and self-respect are deeply connected, that it is difficult if not impossible both to respect others if we don't respect ourselves and to respect ourselves if others don't respect us. Self-respect is described as something to do with the structure and attunement of one’s life, having a sense of self-worth. Philosophically, two kinds of self-respect have been elaborated on- one focusing on the dignity of the person and valuing oneself as
Gogol’s attitudes towards his name are ones of frustration. “It’s a though the name were a particularly unflattering snapshot of himself….”that’s not really me” ’ (page 89) In this section of the book Gogol is showing his discontent with him name but really he is trying to distance himself from his Indian culture. When Gogal changes his name legally to Nikhil he is disassociating himself from both his family and his cultural heritage. This act of changing his name is a symbolic
institutions play a crucial determining role: there is the family, the school, the place of work and, increasingly, the media. . . . We do not have a homogeneous identity but that instead we have several contradictory selves.’ (p. xv) I will argue that these multiple identities are demonstrated in both White Noise ( ) by DeLillo as DeLillo’s characters have to change and adapt their identities in the face of danger during the Holocaust, and The Complete Maus ( ) by Spiegelman when Jack has to change his name to be taken seriously in his academic career and also because media and technology are shown to have an effect on characters thoughts and insecurities.
These mishaps, whether they be intentional or not, may often cloud judgment, or lead into false hope or aspiration. One such frailty in the human resolve takes the form of self-deceit, as humans tend to generate an ideal, constructed and localized viewpoint of their surrounds. It is often that these positions are adhere to and often are not deviated from. Before going on his trek with the old man, Goodman Brown defends the morality of his people by stating “We are a people of prayer, and good works to boot, and abide no such wickedness” (Hawthorne). Goodman Brown, coming from a family of piety and purity, believes that he and his fellow Puritan followers are incapable of great sin, and that none shall fall into wickedness or darkness.
Yet we continue to seek wholeness and completion, this is what binds us together. As we travel this road together, the roads that tear at us maybe small, bittersweet, or even cut us to the core. “The tearing can be small and almost undetectable” (p 155). Maslow’s hierarchy of needs may drive the primacy of one’s responsibility over the other, essentially making the choice easy. Eric Severson had to make a decision between the safety of his children over the need of hitchhikers, leaving him feeling torn between responsibilities of family and social needs, he feels some remorse for not being Christ like and helping the hitchhiker, but his family’s safety is primary.
In addition, the author claims that people are guilty of oversimplification when they assess someone by thinking about his or her culture. He also describe the difficulties of having intercultural communication and finally, Troob discusses the mistake of that there is no need to study other culture. Overall, this article is very convincing about the benefit of knowing other culture. However there are some weaknesses in this article. Firstly, the author omits the importance of language.
The sense of belonging is only attained by connecting ourselves to people who are similar. We can't gain a sense of belonging by being different. We want to 'fit in' because as a society not belonging is considered a negative thing. And it is not only me that thinks so. When studying belonging I was given Peter Skrzynecki's Immigrant Chronicles and told to select two of them for an 'in depth analysis' into how they relate to the topic, I chose Migrant Hostel, and St. Patrick's College.