1. Describe a time when you tried to bring about a change in your self-concept and were not successful in doing so.
I have always been an outgoing person; at times I can be shy. I usually get along with everyone, I tend to sometimes speak before I think, I always said my mouth didn’t come with a filter. I tend to try to express myself but however at times I come out to be rude. When having conversations with my son especially when he whines I tend to say things that I don’t mean but that is because I don’t think before I speak.
Summarize the guidelines for improving self-concept in our textbook and explain how each might apply to a change in self-concept.
Differentiation-We are all different in one way, we can change ourselves by setting goals but we as a person can’t tell anyone where we will be in 5-10 years from today. We come off in all different types of ways. We can say we want to be more open to others but we have to set that as a goal and slowly work to reach that goal.
Integration- More than one plot can provide meaningful constellation and integration for the same set of events and different plot organizations change the meaning of the individual events as their roles are reinterpreted according to their functions in a particular plot. I(http://www.pasadena.edu/library/reserves/tfkeeler/engl1c/PolkinghorneNarrativeSelfConcept.pdf) I want to gain knowledge on new things and use it. I want to gain something out of this class and school. I want to be able to have non-verbal and verbal communication with others. Know what is right and wrong. These skills will help you in the real world. Especially when landing that ultimate job.
Motivation- By setting goals and setting them for you yourself, you will slowly reach them because you are motivated to change as a person. We all have goals in life but we have to want to change and we have to reach for them. Anybody can grab that piece of paper and write down 50 goals but you have to have motivation...