Reflective Essay: How Does Learning Impact My Growth?

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TABLE OF CONTENTS How do I learn? How does my learning impact my growth? 3 Who am I? Who are the others with whom I interact? 4 What kind of a person am I? How does this difference affect my relationships? 5 My Big Five Locator 5 PG Lab Activities 7 How do my emotions drive my & others actions? 7 What motivates me as a person? 9 McClelland Theory of Needs 9 How do I relate to others? What changes do I need to make to improve my effectiveness in dealing with others? 10 Firo B score 10 HOW DO I LEARN? HOW DOES MY LEARNING IMPACT MY GROWTH? Learning is a continuous process of life. Despite our differences, we are all learners, as every day and every moment of our life teaches us something new. Without learning,…show more content…
During my school years, topping my class in all the exams and winning as many competitions as I could seem to be the only things I focused on, rather than the actual knowledge attained. This changed when I moved to my undergraduate studies, where learning from my peers and relating concepts to their practical applications seemed to be the perfect way to increase my knowledge base. At my workplace, the spotlight shifted to understanding the organizational culture, the different perspectives of peers and leaders and then working towards the common goal of the organization. According to the Kolb’s model of learning styles, I find myself to be a mixture of a Converger and an Accommodator. I would prefer to ‘think’ about it, ‘feel’ it if there’s a chance and then make an attempt to ‘do’ it. I have always learnt better when the theories are explained along with their practical associations. I learn best when application of those concepts can be experienced with getting my hands dirty. Practical application of concepts and Hands-on experience of the same (when possible) were always crucial in the process of my learning and I believe this is the way which will take me forward in life. My learning model is to explore and experiment through the following processes that I am or wish to be a part of: • Academic…show more content…
This arises from the fact that I generally do not agree to anyone’s views without them showing me how pragmatic the solution is or the practical implications of their solutions. I’m skeptical about others views and won’t stop questioning them until I get the answers for all the questions I have in mind. At the same time, I believe I’m a good team player and try to bring the best in any team I work with. • Conscientiousness o Though the Agreeableness quotient shows that I’m a Challenger, this score exactly shows that I’m a Flexible person who is spontaneous and fun loving. I’m in general experimental in nature. I am also responsible and when I take up responsibilities, I finish them no matter what. In general, I don’t require a lot of people to push me saying this task has to be completed. Once I take up any task, I ensure I give my full potential and make it best. I believe I’m a person with a lot of ideas. I’m a person who is good at presentations and show my creative and artistic side in that. PG LAB ACTIVITIES During Personal Growth Lab that happened in July this year, all the in-bound and out-bound activities that were organized helped me a lot in understanding and reflecting
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