Who knew that something so beautiful could be so difficult? Adoption led me to a season of surrender, hurting, and healing, but most importantly, a place of grace and perception.
Coming-of-age is difficult for both teens and parents. The parents often have trouble parenting when the teenager is disrespectful and confused. Teenagers do not realize that their parents have been in the same shoes as them and know what is best for them.. Coming-of-age involves recognizing different perspectives.
Reading A Long Way Gone, a book about child soldiers, in Sierra Leone during the 1990’s made me feel disgusted because of the treatment of the young children. Reading about the most disturbing sequence in life, dealing with children my age or under made me realize how much life means. I could not imagine ever going through anything that will determine my life well-being. This made me look forward to more in life and appreciate the life I do live, because everyone doesn't have it like I do.
A fair amount of us have experienced many important moments in our lives and learned or changed because of them. How would you live your life after that? In the book Whirligig, the moment that changed Brent’s entire life was when he killed Lea. He would always live with the guilt of being a murderer, but he may be able to move on. Another part of the book where a character’s life has been changed from one moment was when Jenny drove her grandmother around San Diego to let her revisit past memories of her life. Jenny felt closer to her grandmother because of that and understood her life in a deeper way.
On a warm, early-June day, I found myself packing my things. In a small duffel bag, I stuffed in a few days’ clothes and my personal toiletries, then shuffled out of my bright blue and silver room, down the flight of stairs, and, only pausing to tell my parents I was leaving, out the door. Within a few minutes, I pulled my shiny red car into the drive of the place I would live for the next few years, though I didn’t know it then. The little brown ranch house facilitated most of my weekends and childhood summers for years, but I’d never thought it might evolutionize into my permanent home. In a few short weeks, heartbreaking news and the beginning of a long struggle would transform the lives of myself and my family.
Jung (Myers, Mcaulley, Quenk and Hammer, 2009). With identification of perfernce in four dichotomies can form 16 types of “personalities”. The first is Extraversion (E)-Introversion (I) Dichotomy which tries to understand an individual attitudes or orientations of energy. This E-I Dichotomy then explore direction of energy of an individual. The second one is Sensing (S) -Intuition (N) Dichotomy which how one’s perception processes or functions. In other words, preferences of S-N Dichotomy understands how a person gather information for action. The third dichotomy is Thinking (T)-Feeling (F) Dichotomy is observing the way of making judgement of an individual. Obviously, T-F Dichotomy represents how a person make decisions. The last dichotomy is Judging (J) –Perceiving (P) Dichotomy which is designed to identify the process of an individual to use to give response to the outer world. J-C Dichotomy let us understand how the person deals with the outer world
For my personality type, I have gotten both INTJ and ISTJ. I am more sensing in that I don’t believe in having “a hunch” but also more intuitive in that I like numbers and Algebra, which are abstract. I am a good student, especially in math. I enjoy and am talented at doing mental math. For example I like doubling 2s like Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Nighttime when I’m bored and calculating and estimating percents on tests. In school, my weakest subject is English. I am also not very good in social situation and often don’t know what to say. When I was younger, I rejected the stereotypes for little girls. I liked to draw trucks in my coloring books as well as play house with dolls. We had a lot of construction going on when I was young, and every morning I would get my dad and run outside to see the trucks coming into our driveway.
Having done prior assessments and analyzed only strengthens the argument that I possess the attributes of the Enterprising, Conventional, and Social themes based on the skills and values defining them. Last semester I was able to complete the Myer Briggs Assessment to find that I am an ENTJ personality type. The assessment indicated I possess the personality type described as “Extraverted Thinking with Introverted Intuition” similar to the SII Assessment. Life experience I’ve had that included the skills detailed in Enterprising, Conventional, and Social themes provided information allowing me to concur with the findings of this assessment. The occupation themes and interest do not surprise me because I have researched or worked in similar positions or concentrations. So, based on all of the previous knowledge and new knowledge I am not surprised with the
Personality temperament or affective styles refer to individual differences in the quality and intensity of dispositional mood, as well as emotional reactions to similar events. The Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) and the Behavioral Approach System (BAS) are the two most researched scales of temperament, and are what I will focus on related to my personality. Having high BIS is to have higher punishment sensitivity, whereas having high BAS is to have higher reward sensitivity. My z-score of BAS was well below the mean, with a score of -2.77. On the other hand, my BIS z-score was above the mean, with a score of 2.21, as well as receiving the highest BIS score in the class. Using this information, it seems that my temperament falls more on
We were given the task of completing a Carl Jung, Typology Test to better understand ourselves. The results from my Jung Typology Test indicate that I have an ENFJ type of personality. The following components will
Have you ever wondered what makes an influential person? Or what makes them so influential to you? My mom is the most influential person that I know. Because my mom is so influential she has made me who I am today.
According to the MBTI self-awareness test, my preference is known as INTJ which accounts to 2-3% of the population. The four letters for INTJ stand for Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging. The MBTI mentions how People that are introverted tend to focus on the inner world of ideas and impressions. Intuitive people tend to focus on the future, with a view toward patterns and possibilities. Thinking people tend to base their decisions primarily on logic and on objective analysis of cause and effect. And Judging people tend to like a planned and organized approach to life and prefer to have things settled. INTJs are known for having creative minds or exceeding their own goals. They are also known for being good strategic thinkers and also
While there is a match with TP preferences, there is a strong deviation in my selection as it applies to the Sensing and iNtuitive preferences. I am not too worried about the change from Extroversion to Introversion as the variation of 9% is not too high.
That is because the introverted personality type individuals receive their energy from inwardly or internally. These personality type individuals often prefer to rely on the information that they develop internally; therefore, they are deep thinkers (T) who enjoy the power of their intuition (N) before making any decision. The life orientation of the introverted personality type individual is planned; therefore, they are termed as making effective judgments (J). Undoubtedly, someone who is introverted prefers to turn inward toward their own thoughts and experiences, rather than to reach outward for experiences with other people (Myers & Briggs Foundation,
Jung’s personality refers to an individual’s pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that make a person unique. According to Jung’s personality test, my personality is similar one known as an INTJ, which indicates that I am more of an Introversion, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging. Jung described an Introversion as an individual who’s source of energy is mainly from their own internal world, therefore possessing this trait, I am more likely to see the world in terms of how it affects me. Intuitive believes that information is received from the internal and imaginative world; one’s conception is based on his/her own understanding of the world.