VIA Personality Analysis

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I took the VIA personality survey and my results were as followed. My top five strengths are Love, Kindness, Fairness, Gratitude, Spirituality, and Appreciation of Beauty. My five weaknesses included Prudence, Humor, Self-Regulation, Forgiveness, and Love of Learning. I believe these strengths and weakness make me who I am, but they will also help me achieve and succeed in my future vocation. With my degree in Psychology and Public Health I want to work with children who are diagnosed with a mental disorder, specifically autism. While looking at the results of this personality survey I came to realize that my personality and my strengths in the classroom have helped me come to the conclusion of working with children who have mental health issues. …show more content…
It is hard to be loving, but not kind at the same time. Therefore I would argue that my top personality strengths are being loving and kind. I believe there are many different levels of love in this world. I love my parents differently than I love my best friends, but in the end it is still love. To give these children love while teaching them the basic skill they need to know will help them grow as children. Love has exceedingly strong influence on the way we act as humans. Having love gives children with autism as well as others something to strive for. Working with children who have autism will be a hard job, but I know that as long as I love what I do and I love the children I am helping I will enjoy every minute of it. Kindness will also show through when working with children who have disabilities. As a part of my job I will need to teach these children to be kind and respectful. The best way to teach someone is to lead by example. I will have to show empathy, which is tied into kindness, towards these children. Being kind does not come naturally for everyone, but luckily kindness can be taught. I would someday hope to show these children who to be kind to others by first being kind to …show more content…
I believe that I did really well in these classes because I enjoyed the content of the course. I loved how I was able to talk about medical and health issues without having an actual medical class. It was not a biology class or a chemistry class, which are course required for students going into the medical field. I liked the combination of psychology and health in these classes. On the other hand the classes that I have not done so well on have been math-based classes. I have struggled with math class all throughout my years of education, but this has been the worst. I took Introduction to Calculus with Professor Kilbride. I do not want to blame my bad grade on the professor, but she did not help the situation either. She was a good one-on-one teacher, but when she taught to the whole class something was lost in translation. Whenever I was able to go in and get help I understood what we were doing, but I am very busy and she did not always have time to see me. I also struggled with my Psychology Statistics class. It is the whole concept of math that I think make my brain shut down. I can do simple math and math problems that I know the equation for so all I have to do is plug in numbers. The sad thing is not all problems are like that. Therefore I knew that I did not want to follow the research side of psychology, because I would not have been any good at it. That is also

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