An external influence is something that happens around you that affects how you act, what you feel, or who you become. There are many different types of external influences. For example, the actions or being of another person. What someone does can affect what you do, what happens to them can affect how you feel, and the result of their actions can affect who you become. Another type of influence would be the environment.
I believe one’s culture occasionally informs the way one views the world because our experiences are what truly shapes our views, which is illustrated in personal experiences and literature. In some cases, our culture, informs our perspectives but in others, it has no direct influence. To begin, the way personal experiences have an effect on one’s culture is by having their own personal experiences, in that culture. And by their own perspectives of their own decisions in their life. For example, in the essay “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee in paragraph 6 it says “by choosing a husband who was not my father’s selection, I was opting for fluidity”.
When you make a choice, how is it influenced? The answer is simple. Culture. A person’s culture always affects their views of others and the world because of the expectations their culture places upon them, their cultural biases towards other cultures, although sometimes a person’s culture doesn’t show an impact of what they choose and think. First off, a person’s culture places expectations upon them, affecting their views on everything, such as in “Two Kinds”, where an angry Chinese mother lost it and a violent fit of rage when her daughter wasn’t meeting their culture’s expectations.
When we attribute a behavior to external it is influenced by external or situational factors. External factors are those being attributed to certain factors outside of an individual being observed. These causes of behavior are being put to some situation or event outside a person 's control rather than to some internal characteristic. When we try to explain our own behavior we tend to make external attributions, such as situational or environment features. While the internal attribute is the process of putting the reason of behavior to some internal characteristic, such as personality traits that are nature of an individual.
One thing I would say that is true is, both of our family members influenced us positively. A lesson taught to her upon numerous occasions was that things are not handed down to her. She has to truly earn it. Her favorite subject, coincidently coincides with mine; while science is her favorite subject, mine, math being essential for it. Teachers always say, “Math is needed in everyday life,” so having the influence of that in the subject is great.
Next, a quick overview of the six influences. First you have personal motivation, on page 30 of our reading it asks the question do they enjoy it? This question can go both ways; do they enjoy doing the incorrect behavior or do they enjoy the act of doing the correct behavior? It is up to you too try to discover which type of personal motivation is occurring in the moment. Second is personal ability.
When the child is treated with unconditional support, despite the parent’s personal feelings, he is more receptive of the parent’s idea and that creates a gateway for the child in choosing the same profession as their parent. Although direct career advice can be influential, many parents fail to realize that they can influence their child’s career decision by serving as an example (Kniveton, 2004). Children begin to identify with their parents’ career by the age of five. (Havighurst, 1964). The purpose of this study is to investigate the parental influence on students’ choice of major.
"Your circle of influence dictates your path"-Jon Bielecki. During specific events, a person’s mindset can be influenced by the people around them. Everyday the social environment of a person affects the outcomes of their decisions and the direction of their life is essentially chosen by society. Each one person has their own persona that dominates another person or group’s life and judgment on certain topics. For example, everyone chooses the people they hang out with and in return their behavior immensely impacts everything the other does.
What is right for one person, may not be right for the next individual. In life, I feel like as long as we are happy and healthy, that’s what matters the most. We don’t have to please others, as long as no one is being harmed, everyone has a choice to live they life they choose. Many of the influences start from the day of birth, and continue to develop as the individual ages. The biggest influence on an individual life, starts right at home with their family.