2Mental/Emotional Health The ability to accept yourself and others, adapt to and manage emotions, and deal with demands and challenges you meet in life.
3Characteristics of Good Mental/Emotional Health Positive Self-EsteemConfidence in yourself and able to accept challenges and take failure in strideSense of BelongingAttachment to family, friends, and others around you for comfort and it promotes stabilitySense of PurposeRecognizing own value and importance helps to achieve goalsPositive OutlookSeeing the bright side of having hopeAutonomyConfidence to make responsible decisions and promotes self-assurance
4PersonalityA set of characteristics that makes you unique
5Influences on Personality HeredityDetermine a person’s basic intellectual ability and temperament or emotional tendenciesEnvironmentEverything that surrounds you in day-to-day lifeModeling- observing and learning from behaviors of those around youBehaviorThe one that you have the most control over. Decisions you make, consequences, etc.
6Personal Identity Your sense of yourself as a unique individual Interests, likes/dislikes, talents/abilities, values/beliefs, and goalsShort-term goalsLong-term goals
7Emotions Signals that tell your mind and body how to react Hormones are secreted by the glands and regulate the activities of different body cellsHappy, Sad, Love, EmpathyAbility to imagine and understand how someone else feelsFearFrom an imagined threat can lead to not leading a normal life- turn into phobiaGuilt, Anger, HostilityIntentional use of unfriendly or offensive behavior
8Common Defense Mechanisms RepressionInvoluntary pushing of unpleasant feelings out of conscious thoughtSuppressionConscious, intentional pushing of unpleasantness from one’s mindRationalizationMaking excuses to explain a situation or behavior rather than taking responsibility for itRegressionReverting to behaviors more characteristic of an earlier stage of development rather than dealing with the conflict in a mature manner
9Defense Mechanisms Cont. DenialUnconscious lack of acknowledgement of something that is obvious to othersCompensationMaking up for weakness and mistakes through gift-giving, hard work, or extreme effortsProjectionAttributing your own feelings or faults to another person or groupIdealizationSeeing someone else as perfect, ideal, or more worthy than everyone else