Autobiographies About Myself Essay

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Writing autobiographies about yourself can be interesting and fun but also sometimes weird and awkward. They are written to basically describe people 's personal lives and also about their own personality, manners of interacting with people in different situations, the main features or “quirks” that make you unique and the ways that others who know you well would describe you. I put a lot of thought into writing this paper. When I went home for Thanksgiving break I focused a lot on how my family interacted with each other and me. The two theories that connect with who I am as a person and based off of my family 's background history are, The Essential-Trait Approach: The Big Five, and Self- Efficacy . These theories are the ones that I strongly …show more content…
The book states this as, “The research strategy that attempts to narrow the list of thousands of trait terms into a shorter list of the ones that really matter”. Along with this approach is The Big Five. These include, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. The Big 5 terms connect with my personality on many levels. The three terms that I find myself relating to the most out of these five are extraversion, conscientiousness and agreeableness. With these three I can see how my personality connects with them and how some of my family members connect with me based off of these. With extraversion this means that the person has positive emotion, is enthusiastic and is an excitement seeker. I know that with this term it connects with my personality really well because I am a person who thinks positively about a lot of things and I do like to put myself out there. I think I got this trait from my parents because when they were younger and even now they like to always think positively about life and I always find them giving me advice while I’m here at school just to do my best and don’t give up on yourself. With agreeableness this means that a person is cooperative and easy to get along with, friendly, trustworthy, and straightforward. This term I know connects with my personality because I am a person who has always been …show more content…
The book states this as, “One’s beliefs about the degree to which one will be able to accomplish a goal if one tries”. Self -Efficacy connects with my personality in multiple ways. One way it connects with my personality is that I know what works for me and what I am capable of doing. I figure out what I am capable of doing by taking risks and doing things out of the ordinary for me. A great example was in high school when I tried out for softball my junior year. I wanted to try it because I was like why not. Turns out though I absolutely hated it and wanted to quit right away which I did. I knew that this was not the sport for me but when I tried out I gave myself props for trying something new. I like to think that I can sometimes be a high self efficacy person and at other times a low self efficacy person. I say this cause at times I believe in myself and what I know I can do well but than at other times in life I know when I doubt myself and don’t believe in myself. At times I don’t believe in myself because that is when I need to ask others for reassurance about certain things and I don 't trust myself sometimes with other people. I also don’t also have the best self- esteem when it comes to my body. Throughout my life I have always compared my looks to others and that wasn’t healthy for me to do. I have done weight watchers multiple times and have been on countless diets

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