I think through this class, I have learned to control my anger and to be more considerate of others. I learned about communication and that science is more than just experiments. In regards to my scores, in the beginning they were ok, but now they are somewhat better. I think I have especially improved on my anger management and my focus. This course has made me a little better, but I don’t believe a person can really change who they are. In my opinion, personality and interests and certain things are about people don’t change.
The professors were nice and they were good at what they did. All the professors were super great. My favorite class was the self-control/self-management class because it helped me work through some things. Out of the exercises we learned, I think I will use the two minute pause the most. I think it was really relaxing. Overall, this class has helped me greatly mature.
While I would rather do anything else in the world than exercise, I like to be fun and creative. I like to live in a place I call “Tyra Land.” I hate running and sports, but I love to dance. I love to be creative and think outside the box. Dancing may be the closest thing I can get to magic, and I desperately want it.
While dancing, I am on my feet. Dancing is a great way to burn off calories. It also helps calm me down, mellow me out, and balance my mood. Exercise makes people happier, which makes people less likely to do bad things. When I am dancing, I go to my happy place. Dancing is my version of exercise and my motivation to move.
The other night I was out with my mom at a restaurant. There was a woman there who led people to the tables, who was popping bubble gum and talking on her cell phone at the same time. I thought she was so rude, which made me not want to eat there. I angrily told the lady to get off her cell phone. Sometimes when things don’t go my way, I tend to overreact and act like a brat or a kid. I think maybe she had her own problems and issues going on in her life. You never really know what is going on in someone else’s head. If I knew something was going on with her, I may have not have said anything to her. I would have just stayed in my happy place. I can’t block out everything that annoys me, but I will try to find people and places that make me relax, so I can stay in my happy place.
Last week, I told a friend that her hair looked nice. It made me happy to see that my friend was happy. I think it impacted my friend because she liked the compliment. It made me feel good to compliment her, but I don’t think it had any impact on the way I think about myself or my life.
The other day, I reminded my mom to stop by the pharmacy. My mom needed to go to the pharmacy, so it was helpful for me to remind her. She always forgets to go, so she was glad I reminded her. I was glad that I could help my mom out in a small way.
The sun helps us by giving us light and heat, like we should help others.
Next semester I would like to get another job, but I would like to work in an office. Currently, I clean for my job and I never want to do that again. Some day I would also like to learn how to drive and move out of my parent’s house. I also think I might need to work on my listening skills some more.
Last semester I had an office job and for some reason this semester I decided to give that up. I have learned that I hate cleaning and that I hate being taken for granted and people not listening to me. I now know this is not the job for me so I will not work a job like this in the future.
To move out of my parent’s house, I will save up so I can move out and get an apartment somewhere. To get my license, I will read the drivers manual and I will retake the driver’s test. To improve my listening skills, I will try to stop my mind from wandering. I will try to stop thinking about food so much and will listen to what people are saying to me. Improving my listening skills will help me be a writer.
To improve my personal and professional plans, I will start to write more things down that I am thinking. I would like to be a famous author and so I need to start writing my thoughts down so I can create a book to be published.
Since I am going to be an author, I hope to get a book published one day, just like Green Eggs and Ham was published.
Top Strength – Honesty, Authenticity, & Genuineness
Second Strength – Industry, Diligence, & Perseverance
Third Strength – Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
To me, these strengths mean that I have good integrity and that I won’t follow the crowd. The description of my top strength says, “You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretence, you are a ‘real’ person.” I agree with this statement because I always say what is on my mind. One time I was at the bowling alley with one of my friends. My friend had a very colorful sweater on and I did not like it and told them and they accepted it.
I learned from other people this week also. It’s like this: I think that there are creative, smart, and funny people out there. Like I met this one girl who has a knack for telling jokes. It was great to meet this person; they made me feel good. The picture of the rubber chicken below reminds me of the funny person I met because rubber chickens are funny.
Sometimes people use their strengths wrong. For example, I think that some people with talents tend to show off and people beg them to stop. They always have to show off. These are the type of people you don’t want as friends. They are using their creativity (strength) wrong. They could use it to help people or plants and animals instead, so it is not all about them. It is about others.
I can use my strengths to try and be a better listener. Lets say I’m at a social event. Instead of spending all my time on technology, I can interact with other people. I think if I am better at socializing with people, it will help me get a job. This is a goal I want to work towards.
I have positive relationships with my mom, sister, and best friend. My mom does a lot of nice things for me (like drive me places) and I also help her by reminding her of things she needs to do. My sister and I have similar interests. For example, we both watch Pretty Little Liars and talk about it sometimes. I also have a positive relationship with my best friend because we come up with crazy ideas that we can do together one day and we always catch up right where we left off, even if we haven’t seen each other in a while. We also both love food so we sometimes eat together. All of these relationships are positive and awesome because we have trust, are honest, we are caring towards each other, and we feel peaceful when together.
Some important skills to develop a good relationship include: smiling, a firm handshake, listening, and showing up whenever plans are made. Smiling is important because it shows the other person you like them and that you are interested in getting to know them. Listening also shows you are interested in the other person. A handshake is important because it is a symbol of trust and respect. Finally, showing up is important because you need to spend time with someone to get to know him or her and build a relationship. It is important to be generous when building a relationship, but you must be careful to not let the other person walk all over you.
For this blog post I have chosen to include a picture of a rainbow because rainbows are pretty and happy, just like relationships can be.
I think the key to a good relationship is trust. You can’t be in a relationship with someone you can’t trust. I think when you are with your partner you should feel happy. I think that you should have things in common, but not everything. You shouldn’t share the same brain because then the relationship would get boring. It would be like dating your reflection. I do not know how relationships differ in adulthood since I am not that age. I just know how they are now. There is a couple I admire in a Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog. I think Tiana and Naveen’s relationship is good because they like each other despite coming from different places. They have unconditional love. Naveen almost married Tiana’s best friend, but Tiana was able to stop them by explaining that she needed Naveen. They were able to communicate well to resolve the problem.
Depression and Anxiety is helpful when you need to focus. You need something to motivate you. You need something to let you know when you are happy. My personality can determine what job I can have. You do not want a job that is not right for you. If you have the wrong job you will be sad all the time and may not want to be happy.
Today in class we learned about how to manage stress. The speaker was a ray of sunshine. I will definitely take her advice and go on long walks whenever I can to stay healthy and reduce my stress. This class was awesome. I especially enjoyed the beginning of class when we meditated. I will try to meditate more often. Meditation made me think of cute little bunnies that are snow white, and that is one of the things that makes me most happy. Here is a cute picture to make you happy like me. Peace ✌
My associations have I noticed between my personality and my cognitive style are I learn best by doing (highlighting, using checklist, and reading aloud). My personality is funny, caring, talkative when it’s something I like and a weee bit sassy. I am a dreamer and my mom says I have no gray area personality wise. I love Harry Potter movies. I read two of read two of the books and the book of fairy tales. I can talk about Harry Potter characters too much. I love Daniel Radcliff!!! I know a lot about movies and TV shows. Maybe too much.
I think predispositions affect our lives and our choices by making us think one way about a person or people before get to now them. My results from survey fit my personality. I was not shocked by the survey. Trusting your gut feeling can make you judge others. You could find yourself saying bad things and having to take theme back later.
I think I am always catching up. I hope this blog thing works. I like good days. I went with my mom out to eat this weekend and out to eat on Saturday. It was a good day. I bought two pair of pants for my new job. On Sunday I went to the movie with both my parents. I love popcorn. I was well this weekend. It was a good weekend.