Case Study: My Best Friend

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For this assignment, I chose to talk about my best friend in high school, Sydney. We both went to a K-12 school in a small community, so we have known each other forever, but I really wasn’t friends with her until high school. During freshman year, we both decided to managers on the basketball team, and that’s how we started to become close. Throughout the last two years of high school we either talked or texted pretty much every day and hung out outside of school all the time. At different times we were both interested in the possibility of being more than friends, but things never really worked out. Since we graduated last May, we haven’t talked nearly as much because I live on campus in Fort Wayne and she lives at home about
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She loves a lot of different types of music and enjoys listening to vinyl records. She has gone to several concerts, seeing artists such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and One Direction, and she enjoys live music just as much as listening to music alone. She enjoys pop music mainly and isn’t particularly fond of country music, heavy metal, or rap. Politically, she tends to side with most liberal stances on issues although she isn’t necessarily outspoken about her political beliefs. Women’s rights and feminism are a few things she strongly supports. She also is a proponent of LGBTQ+ rights and favors the pro-choice stance on abortion. Along with most Americans, she believes that Donald Trump should stop tweeting and start doing good things for America. In addition, she enjoys watching a variety of movies and TV shows, but her favorite genre of movie is probably romance. Some of her favorite movies include “10 Things I Hate About You”, “The Greatest Showman”, and “High School Musical”. Lastly, she really enjoys travel and wants to see a lot of different places around the…show more content…
She also values faith, openness, creativity, and peace. Some of her best traits include an artistic mind, politeness, cultural awareness, forgiveness, genuineness, humility, and orderliness. Her more negative traits include worry, anxiety, pessimism, and shyness. I think she is a pretty self-aware person with a clear understanding of her thoughts and feels and how it impacts the way she communicates with others. However, she doesn’t a high degree of self-concept clarity. Even though I can’t directly assess her self-concept clarity, based on my relationship with her I would guess that she sometimes experiences conflict in understanding who she is and what her purpose in life is. I also think she probably has somewhat low self-esteem due to some of the uncertainty of her self-concept. Although she would probably describe herself as more of a realist than a pessimist, I would argue that she usually experiences more negative emotions than positive ones and is more pessimistic, which may be a part of her blind spot. I think these negative emotions result in a lower evaluation of self and cause her to have lower

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