Personal Statement: How The World Sees You

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The common themes that I am seeing with all 3 of these tables is that I really enjoy being an extrovert. I like to be in crowds and parties. I like to meet new people and try new things. I also like things done in a certain way. I wouldn’t call myself OCD but I know what I like and how I like it done. When I see these topics laid out like it like it is very eye opening. In the book “How the World Sees You” It states “Once you understand how the world sees, you also gain insight into what makes you different.” (67) This is an important factor to know your similarities and differences so that they can be used for my advantage.

My background and choices that I have made thus far in my life does contribute to my schemas. I have always been a social person. I got in trouble a lot as a child for talking
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My job is very interactive with the public. I work in a library and have to engage people every day. What is interesting is that most librarians are considered introverts. Depending what department you work in, it could be very difficult to be introverted and do this job well. You need to be able to assist patrons with their needs on finding books for pleasure or research. You also need to handle difficult situations with ease. With my personality traits I can jump right in and be willing and ready to help when needed. I am also Vice President on a Board of Directors for a non-profit. You need to be able to make decisions, initiate policies and procedures, and deal with grievances. With my agreeableness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism I think they are good qualities to possess for this position. In the book “The Good Among the Great” it states, “Self-actualizing people are well aware they’re on the right track because not are the succeeding they’re happy.” (215) This quote sums it up well, I enjoy what I do and feel that I am good at it. You do not question yourself when things are going

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