Presentation on theme: " I can explain how heredity and environment affect personality development I can define self-concept I can list suggestions for improving self- esteem."— Presentation transcript:
I can explain how heredity and environment affect personality development I can define self-concept I can list suggestions for improving self- esteem
What is a good personality and how do I know if I have one? What aspects of your personality would you like to change? Why? What are your good qualities? How can thinking about these qualities give your self- esteem a boost?
Personality: combination of traits that makes you the person you are You are UNIQUE!!! ONE OF A KIND!!! Traits: qualities that make you different from everyone else Personality develops by: Heredity: passing of traits from one generation family to the next
AgreeableEasygoingLazy AloofExcitableLoyal BashfulFaithfulMature CarefulFlightyMoody CheerfulFriendlyResponsible ConfidentGenerousSilly CooperativeGrumpySincere CriticalHappyUnderstanding DelightfulKindLoyal Which of these best describe you?
Good Looks or a good personality? What are your best personality traits? What aspects of your personality would you like to change? Why?
Inherited traits: traits received from parents and ancestors Hair & eye color, skin, height, body build, facial features, physical & mental capabilities Environment: all of your surroundings (Family, home, friends, school, classmates, teachers, coaches, community) Birth order, size of family Acquired traits: not inherited qualities (Likes, dislikes, goals, interests, attitudes, abilities, speech, mannerism) Siblings may have completely different personality traits
Family environment shapes your personality the most Personality traits acquired from family members are learned by imitation Ex. Parent becomes angry easily, child may pick up that trait
As child gets older, family not as big an influence, instead television, internet, other media more important School & Friends play a bigger role Relationships with friends affect acquired traits, likes and dislikes may become similar to friends
Community affects acquired traits Ex. May join scout group, go on camping trips which affect feelings about nature, scout leader helps you develop leadership traits Sports teams, church choirs, local clubs, etc.
You can change personal traits but it can be hard to do You are in control of your behavior & actions When trying to change, select one thing Plan, set a realistic goal, and reward yourself when you achieve it You might fall back into old habits, but if it’s important for you to change, you will!
Self- Concept: way you see yourself The picture of yourself impacts your decisions & actions Self-Esteem: how you feel about yourself Good SE accept things that can’t be changed, don’t let things get them down, help others feel good about themselves Self-Confidence: courage to deal with people & events in a positive way Attitudes: feelings & opinions about people, things, & events
Don’t feel good about yourself Worry about shortcomings & failures Dwell on past mistakes Afraid to try new things Putting themselves down Feel & act as if they are worthless
Each new achievement will increase your self- esteem Self-Confidence will grow as well New experience can be frightening, more confidence, less fear
Accept yourself as you are You may only be comparing their strengths with your weaknesses This is not fair & won’t help your self esteem Remarks such as “She can’t act at all. I could have done a much better job.” Make the lead person look really good & the other person jealous There will always be someone better, just try your best & avoid comparing yourself with others
Learn to accept praise Focus on your strengths Accept yourself as you are Learn from your mistakes Use your strengths to help others Take responsibility for your own life
Debates on Human Cloning If you could clone yourself, would you? Why? Would your clone have the same personality as you? Why? What factors affect your personality?
Potential: capability of becoming more than you are right now Procrastination: tendency to put off doing something until later Personal Growth: Working toward your potential Competence: having the qualities and the skills needed to perform a task Resilient: able to recover or adjust to change or misfortune Persevere: work patiently to overcome challenges
Positive attitude can improve your self- esteem Look for the good in the situation Easier to face tough times with a positive attitude Always think positively in every situation!!!
Words to Know Optimists: people who have positive attitudes Feel good about themselves, look on the bright side, a can-do approach, solutions can be found Pessimists: People who have negative attitudes Always find something wrong, put self & others down, never able to please