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1 Developing Personal Identity and Character (2:35)
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2 Healthy identity is based on being a person of good character.

3 personal identity role model personality character integrity constructive criticism

4 Your Personal Identity
Your personal identity describes who you are. Identity development is one of the most important tasks you will accomplish during your teen years.

5 Your Personal Identity
Your personal identity depends a lot on your age and circumstances. Personal identity Your sense of yourself as a unique individual

6 Influences on Personal Identity
How Identity Forms Influences on Personal Identity Likes and Dislikes Relationships Experiences Opinions Values Interests Occupational Goals Relationship Experiences

7 You may identify a role model who you look up to and want to be like.
How Identity Forms You may identify a role model who you look up to and want to be like. Role model Someone whose success or behavior serves as an example for you

8 Aspects of Identity Your personality sets you apart from other people and determines how you will react in certain situations. Personality A complex set of characteristics that makes you unique

9 The Importance of Good Character
Character plays a significant role in your decisions, actions, and behavior. Good character is an outward expression of inner values and is a vital part of healthy identity.

10 The Importance of Good Character
A person of good character demonstrates core ethical values, such as responsibility, honesty, and respect. Character The distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.

11 Traits of Good Character
Six Traits of Good Character Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship

12 Traits of Good Character
By demonstrating the traits of good character consistently in your actions and behaviors, you show others that you have integrity. Integrity A firm observance of core ethical values.

13 Traits of Good Character
Courtesy is a sign of respect.

14 Working Toward a Positive Identity
You can develop a healthy identity. Your family and your circumstances influence your identity, but as you mature, you control who you become.

15 Working Toward a Positive Identity
Tips for Promoting a Healthy Identity List your skills and strengths. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people. Find something that you love to do, and do it frequently. Stop making life a contest. Help someone else.

16 Recognize Your Strengths and Weaknesses
To begin to understand your identity: Analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Be proud of yourself and your strengths. Be aware of your weaknesses and set realistic goals to improve.

17 Demonstrate Positive Values
Practicing good character is not always easy, but it helps you build a positive identity. Take actions that demonstrate positive values to build character and a positive identity.

18 Develop a Purpose in Your Life
A sense of purpose helps you set goals and work to achieve them. A sense of purpose also provides you with a framework to build a healthy identity

19 Form Meaningful Relationships
Relationships provide a support system that can help you build confidence and develop a sense of security and belonging.

20 Form Meaningful Relationships
Within a meaningful relationship, family, friends or others may give you constructive criticism. Constructive criticism Non-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvement

21 Form Meaningful Relationships
This football player relies on his coach for honest feedback. Feedback is constructive criticism.

22 Avoid Unhealthful High-Risk Behaviors
Take healthful risks that challenge you to develop skills and to mature in new ways. Avoid These High Risk Behaviors Using Tobacco Using Alcohol and Other Drugs Reckless Driving Joining a Gang

23 Contribute to the Community
Your community is your extended support system. It provides services and resources to meet many of your needs.

24 Contribute to the Community
Giving back to the community improves the quality of people’s lives, gives you a sense of accomplishment and belonging, and increases your self-esteem.

25 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
Define the term personal identity. Personal identity is your sense of self as a unique individual.

26 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
Identify the six traits of good character. Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship

27 After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
Explain the benefit of constructive criticism. Constructive criticism helps you see things objectively when emotions or your perspective could cloud your thinking.


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