My Personal Experiences That Have Shaped Me Into The Person I Have Become

1603 Words Oct 16th, 2015 7 Pages
When I think about self-identity I like to think about the experiences that have shaped me into the person I have become. One could describe their character using the same traits found on elementary school motivation posters, but a person’s self-worth runs much deeper than that. This universally applies to everyone, because we all have to undergo our fair share of emotional and physical turmoil. A few examples of such circumstances are living conditions, traumatic events, phobias, and even mental or physical ailments. All of which can range from positive encounters to completely life altering events. No matter what the occurrence, it has a lasting impact on whoever is affected. Usually, when confronted with an adverse situation, one will assess the predicament and find a way to cope with it. Everyone has a different method of coping with their surroundings, and it ultimately results in diversity among personalities. In this essay, I will compare my own significant personal experiences with those we’ve discussed in class and reflect on how they have molded me.
At the age of two, my parents went through a painful divorce that set the course for the rest of my life. Though I am unable to recall the event by detail, I often ponder how differently my life might have turned out if they had stayed together. My father thought it would be best for me if I lived with my mother, but they came to the agreement to share split custody of me. For the next year of my life, I lived in an…

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