Without consciously thinking about this, people limit their rights to express human nature in order to be accepted into society. By expressing human nature, some individuals are looked upon as strange or different from the rest of the world. Certain factors are examined as the world looks at the difference between human nature and what is acceptable behavior in society. Decisions are given to people every day and how the person acts upon those decisions is their own free will. It is a person's psychological and social qualities that characterize humankind, especially in contrast with other living things (Collins; 2009).
Then I became accustom to going to church, and even in the summer time the church had summer programs that I attended all summer and they would feed us lunch and we would play games all day and this was like very special for me. When I grew up and got married, and had my own children, I found myself doing the same routines with them. Now that I live in New York, I searched for (2) two years to find a church group that reminded me of home. Once I did, I became a part and joined the church group, and to me it means a family away from family, and it makes me feel complete and safe that I have the group of people that relates to me on the level that I was accustom to when I was growing up. I can identify with the older people sitting on one side of the church and the younger generation sitting on the other side, I can identify with when someone needs a help and hand, the church group is there to fill in like a family for them.
A person can have multiple, different identities. But people prioritize one particular identity over all others like what I did. It decides people’s world view, how they treat others and their status in society. I have many identities so is there one that can dominate my life? I think no identity should be prioritized over another.
On the other hand however, we don’t always find that our identity is influenced by others. It could be that a person’s individual actions that determines their own identity. Everyone in the world possesses different characteristics which separates and makes them different from others. The different traits that each individual possess is definitely a building block that shapes up to be their own reality. However, people nowadays are becoming more and more self concious of their traits/appearance and due to the massive influence of the social media especially through the form of media advertisement; we as a society are becoming more influenced by what others think and in turn it reflects on our own identity and reality as a person.
I filled out an application for their Summer Institute and was accepted. The Summer Institute is a program through which participants learn political and social awareness, how to facilitate and participate in community organized events, and how to build analytical skills. One requirement of the Summer Institute program is a weekend camping trip. On this camping trip everything became interesting. The camping was done at the Great Hollow Wilderness School in New Fairfield, Connecticut.
Covey makes it clear that one must make a "paradigm shift" which causes us to perceive things differently. Covey says that although most people want to be effective, they are unwilling to examine the way they view things. Our paradigms will affect the way we interact with others. A person’s character ethic is a primary traits and those of personality ethic are secondary. Our character is a compilation of all our habits.
Human behaviour can change depending on the setting we are put in. There are different aspects which can affect our behaviour, influencing how we feel, think and behave. People are part of the causal effect as we as human beings want to belong; no one wants to be left out on their own. All human beings act differently in different situations, because no one is the same. However in today's society, psychologists have been able to do research on the way human’s behaviour react in different situations with different participants to be able to get a generalized result but to do so they must first distinguish if the participant is showing social or personal identities.
Now you would feel left out and you wouldn’t hang out with those friends anymore and it comes to the point that you’d reconsider your stance of the matter to join them. Social influence takes a really big role in our modern society and it is one of the main factors on how we behave a certain way. It shows us in what way we are not fitting in to those around us including our family. Some of these influences might ruin your own personal behaviours, emotions or opinions regarding your personal life. Social influence involves/includes the study of conformity, compliance and it also involves a bit of obedience.
The self includes the persona and shadow. This world is such an artificial, materialistic, and superficial world. The persona is like the mask that each person chooses to wear to represent in the society and what he or she expects others to view him or her as. Of course, there is a reason for putting these masks on, which the reason is to connect to the world. Sometimes we must pretend to be who the society expects us to be, no matter if our personality isn’t.