Self Discovery

The First Step to Success is Starting With Yourself

Emotional Intelligence

One may ask what Emotional Intelligence is. Well it is an IQ of sorts but instead of dealing with academics, an EQ (emotional intelligence) measures your ability to handle your emotions. Often overlooked EQ is an important factor to success. "How so?" You might say. Imagine an office that is in a large workplace and there is a group proposal that must be created with a quick deadline. It is the EQ that gives each member of the group the skills needed to communicate, work well with others, handle stress, and be driven to complete the task. Without EQ no one would work together, there would be no drive to complete the task, or any communication, or success.

Grit Quotient

My Grit Quotient and Its Relatability to Success

My personal grit quotient is a 4.25 out of 5, which is a fairly high score. I beleive that my high grit score does have a large impact on my success. I say that because grit is about perseverance and sticking through until the end. For example I am in three AP classes and it requires a lot of perseverance to get through all of my homework and study resulting in good grades. With a high grit score I have that perseverance. If I did not my success in school would be much less and my grades would most likely be lower.

Positive Psychology

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Does Positive Psychology Relate to Success?

Positive Psychology is the belief of maintaining a positive attitude about oneself. This is something that is crucially important for everyone to follow. When concentrating on only the mistakes made the life being lived will overall be not as fulfilling as possible. When looking at the positives one can appreciate everything they have and continue to move forward. What happens when people move forward? Success. Success does not happen over night it takes hard work and perseverance and the ability to continue on even if there have been hundreds of fails. Positive Psychologists believe that by maintaining a positive outlook on life the person will overall be more creative, productive, successful, and healthy. Qualities everyone wishes for.

Induvidual Learning Style and Relationships

How Do Induvidual Learning Styles and Relationships Lead to Success?

My personal learning style was a mixture kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. Having the ability to learn in any environment is, I believe, a large factor as to how I can be successful in school. Every single one of my classes teaches a different way. My APES class learns through group projects, my AP Psychology class through videos, and my AP Land class through lectures. If I was only a kinesthetic learner or only visual or auditory, I would succeed in some of these classes but not all. Having that ability is very important to my life and to my success. As for relationships they are just as crucial as learning style. The reason being is that no matter what field a person goes in, they will always have to communicate with someone and create a relationship with them. It is vitally important to success in the workplace to be able to make relationships because there will come a time when help or advice is needed and if there are relationships people are going to be willing to help or give advice giving me or whoever is asking for said help the ability to succeed. Steve Tobak, a sales representative, wrote an article for Entrepreneur about how the first step to success was building relationships. He believes that, "One real relationship in the real world is worth more than 10,000 social media links, likes or followers." I could not agree more.

Social Style

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Will My Social Style Lead to Effective Leadership?

After taking a few tests I found that my social style was about half and half between an extrovert and an introvert. I completely agree with my results because I like being with friends and doing fun things but at the same time I enjoy sitting at home and reading a book. I think that being a mixture is going to make me more effective as a leader than being completely one or the other. I say this because being completely an extrovert as a leader could mean being a little too loud for some people who do not share the same ways or looking at others ideas, and being completely an introvert could mean nothing getting done exactly as it should be because there is no one speaking up. I have found through being a leader for my orchestra's Ritz and a member of student senate that there are times when I need to be loud and get things done and then there are the times when I need to sit quietly and listen to others ideas. With my experience this have proven to be a very successful way to execute a plan and lead to less stress when executing that plan.


What Are The Different Communication Styles?

The three most well known communication styles are aggressive, passive, and assertive. Aggressive is taking control completely in a sort of hostile fashion. This is not the most effective way to be because it could lead to hurt feelings, dislike, and anger. Passive is letting things happen without any interference from the person it is happening to. The problem with this is that the person never speaks up so if someone is doing something wrong or being inconsiderate to them the person will let it happened. The best out of them all is assertive; the sort of middle ground. Being assertive means that there is force into the words said but they are said without hostility but more of a confidence. After taking tests I found that I was not very aggressive and my passive and assertive were about equal. I would personally like to also lower my passive but at the moment I am happy with the way I am.