Reflection On Self Awareness

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• How have you grown in self-awareness through this course? This course helped me to develop and recognize my personal values and attitudes insightfully. I kept learning and thinking more about myself, in terms of my personality, strengths, weaknesses, beliefs, and likes and dislikes through the skill of self-awareness. Coming from an Asian cultural background, I learned that my thoughts, values, and attitudes were different from people who were born and raised in the United States. The course has helped me to become more aware of myself in terms of how my cultural background influences my personal values, thoughts, and behaviors. I have learned that self-awareness is an essential skill in preparing myself to encounter other peoples’ feelings,…show more content…
For example, in a complex situation, I have tended to avoid conflict and ignored the situation instead of choosing a course of action to resolve the problem. I recognize that in order to produce a high-quality decision, I need focus more on taking control of my emotions, behaviors, and personality and utilize my critical thinking skills to search for the best answers with an open mind during crisis situations. • What do you see as your special contributions to the social work profession? Studying social work has led me to seek opportunities for people who are going through difficult situations. I am empathetic and responsible, and work well with diverse cultures and races through my interpersonal communication skills. I have the ability to establish trust and discover valuable details about individuals who seek help and am able to understand their unique circumstances. Most importantly, I have the patience to listen to others. • What do you see as your…show more content…
I want to be a better communicator and contribute my thoughts and opinions without fear. Furthermore, I need to obtain more effective problem solving and decision making skills in order to increase my ability to resolve problems within conflict situations. • What populations/agency settings excite you? I am pursuing a career in gerontological social work as I enjoy working with older adults and adults with disabilities. I want to help advocate for them to maintain their independence within the community through helping to coordinate possible services to meet their social, health, emotional and economic needs. • What populations/agency settings generated reactions in you that might be barriers to effectively serving such
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