Presentation on theme: "Developing Personal Identity and Character"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing Personal Identity and Character Lesson 2Developing Personal Identity and Character
2 Journal EntryWhat are your interests and talents? Write in full detail and describe how those interests and talents might play a role in your future.
3 Your Personal Identity Sense of yourself as a unique individualDepends on your age and circumstancesOther parts are unique and one of a kind
4 How Identity FormsOne of the most important tasks you will accomplish during your teen years
5 How Identity Forms Formed by recognizing your likes and dislikes Influence of your relationships with your family and friendsWhen you mature you will meet a wider variety of people and also begin to form your own opinionsAs your experiences broaden, you’ll develop likes and dislikes based on how your experiences fit your values and beliefs
6 How Identity FormsIdentify a role model (someone whose success or behavior serve as an example for you)Identity will change as your interests changeMay struggle with alternatives and choices but eventually will develop a sense of your own values, interests, beliefs, occupational goals, and relationship expectations.
7 Aspects of IdentityPersonality = complex set of characteristics that makes you uniquePersonality determines how your react to certain situationsIt sets you apart from other peopleFamily, your ethnic group, and friends also define who you are
8 The Importance of Good Character Character is an important part of identity (the distinctive qualities that describe how a person thinks, feels and behaves.)Good character is an outward expression of inner valuesVital part of a healthy identityPerson with good character demonstrates core ethical values (Responsibility, honesty, respect, etc…)
9 Traits of Good Character 6 traits to describe good character. Demonstrating these traits on a regular basis shows you have integrity (a firm observance of core ethical values)TrustworthinessRespectResponsibilityFairnessCaringCitizenship
10 Working Towards a Positive Identity You control who You becomeAs you get older, you begin making more personal choices and decisions
11 Recognize Your Strength and Weaknesses Analyze your strengths and weaknesses by being honest and realisticEvaluate weakness without being too criticalWith planning and commitment, you can improve habits
12 Demonstrate Positive Values Practicing good character helps build a positive identityEx: if you’re an honors student and feeling the need and pressure to cheat on exam could harm your self-esteem, reputation or both
13 Develop a Sense of Purpose Helps you set goals and work towards achieving themProvides a framework to build a healthy identitySome goals will be short and long term
14 Form Meaningful Relationships Meaningful relationships are crucial to developing identityProvide a support system which helps build confidence and develop a sense of security and belongConstructive Criticism may be given from family and friends –non hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvement
15 Avoid Unhealthful High-Risk Behaviors Taking risks is a part of lifeExamples of healthful risks are playing sports, artistic/creative activities, public speaking, making friendsThey help challenge you develop skills to mature in new waysExamples of unhealthful risks: drugs, tobacco, alcohol, reckless drivingThese are harmful and dangerous
16 Contribute to the Community Extended support systemProvides services and resources to meet your needsCommunity remains strong when all members participate in making it workGive back and volunteer
17 Journal EntryWho in your life do you consider your role model? In your journal write about your role model. Why are they your role model? What do they do? What have they done specifically to influence you? Explain in full detail.