6 Discovering Your Interests Your interests are your favorite activities.
7 Discovering Your Interests Ask yourself these questions as you explore your interests:How do I like to spend my free time?What am I curious about?What do I find fascinating?
8 Where Do Your Interests Lead? Make a list of your interests.You may begin to see patterns.
9 People, Information, or Technology Do many of your interests fall into one of these categories?PeopleInformationTechnology
10 People, Information, or Technology The people category describes activities involving people.The information category has to do with using ideas, facts, words, and figures.
11 People, Information, or Technology The technology category involves working with things such as tools, machines, and other equipment.Technology is the practical use of scientific knowledge to get things done.
12 Matching Interests and Careers An interest inventory is a checklist that points to your strongest interests.It is also a way of exploring careers.
13 Matching Interests and Careers There are no right or wrong answers when you take an interest inventory.
14 What Are Values? Your values are what you believe is important. They are the beliefs and ideas you live by.
15 What Are Values?Like your interests, your values are an important part of who you are.
16 What Are Values?Your work values are the things about work that are important to you.Understanding your work values will help you select a career that suits you.
17 What Are Values? You also have economic values, or economic goals. Economic values are how important money is to your happiness.
18 What Are Values? You learn values from important people in your life. The values of your culture or community may also influence your personal values.
19 Wanting to be respected Graphic OrganizerBasic ValuesCourageOvercoming fear toface problemsRelationshipsBeing close tofriends and familyResponsibilityBeing dependable andtrustworthyRecognitionWanting to be respectedand appreciatedAchievementWanting to succeed inwhatever you doCompassionCaring for others
20 Try This ActivityEvaluate YourValuesMake a Chart In the left-hand column of your chart, list your values. In the right-hand column, tell where these values came from: Are they personal values, family values, or cultural values?continued
21 Try This ActivityEvaluate YourValuesCompare Charts Compare your chart with a partner. Then keep it for later use. Add new values as you discover them.
22 What Is Attitude? Attitude is a general outlook on life. Attitude CountsWhat Is Attitude?Attitude is a general outlook on life.A positive attitude makes life enjoyable.
23 Critical Thinking Review How do you develop interests?People develop new interests as they are exposed to new cultures, experiences, and people.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
24 Critical Thinking Review Why is it a good idea to think about your interests when making career choices?You should think about your interests when you make your career choice so that you will enjoy what you do and stay interested in your career.Critical ThinkingQAcontinued
25 Critical Thinking Review Who might help you identify your values?People who might help you identify your values include family members, teachers, or other people whom you respect and trust.Critical ThinkingQA
26 Your Interests and Values End of Chapter 1Self AwarenessLesson 1.1Your Interests and Values