The Importance Of Self Refection

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Self refection is an important tool to understanding who you are as an in individual. Some people find it easy to self reflect while other find it very difficult. I believe that this excise will be somewhat difficult for me. I find it hard to look at myself without being too critical. However; I feel that this exercise could be very beneficial to my personal and professional development, and allow me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses. I will be assessing those strengths and weaknesses in seven sections; personality, values, motivation, decision making, stress and leadership. I will use this opportunity to be honest with myself in the assessment, and allow myself room to grow and improve where necessary, while also rewarding myself …show more content…
My father specializes in three dimensional scans and drawings of buildings, and my mother is the Deputy Superintendent at the Toronto East Detention Centre. I have a brother who is 18 and currently enrolled in Ryerson University. I am engaged to a wonderful man and we will be getting married in April 2016. This information if relevant because the four people mentioned above are the closest people in my life. The people I can truly count on and the people who have made me into who I am today. Physically I look a lot like my father but everyone who meets me says I have the determination of my mother. I believe that to really assess yourself, you need to look at the people who surround you and branch out from there. Being twenty-four years old I have had the privilege of not having to face too much adversity in my life. I grew up in a happy home, with supportive family that I thank god everyday for. I suffered from low self-esteem at a young age and as a result I was very reserved, and self-conscious. I was bullied quite relentlessly for most of elementary school and it really took a toll on my self-worth. I decided that after elementary school, I didn’t want to go to the same high school as my peers, I wanted a fresh start and that was exactly what I got. I attended St. Basil the Great for high school and enjoyed every minute of it. It was in high school that I was able to express who I really was and be with people who understood me. I made wonderful fiends and learned some wonderful lesions about who I was a person and what I am capable of doing; however, I was still very unsure of where I wanted my life to go career wise. After graduating from high school I worked full time for a year at Staples Copy and Print Centre and I absolutely loved that job. I was able to be creative, and interact with people daily, but the reality was there was no longevity but I learnt many valuable skills working there. That same year I got

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