Essential-Trait Approach: The Self-Efficacy, And

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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, “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 …show more content…
I am personally glad that I picked these two theories to talk about and connect it with me because when I was taught about them in class I said to myself in my head that that relates to me. I remember even raising my hand when my teacher asked us about both of these theories and gave my personal stories or thoughts when both of these were taught

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