By Angela Nguyen
A great listener in my life is one of my best friends, Alexa. She is a good listener because she never fails to put all of her undivided attention to what I am saying. One time, a classmate made me extremely angry and I just needed to vent out all of my anger. She made eye contact and showed that she was listening by contributed to the conversation at the right times. She waited until I was finished with what I was saying for her to speak. She always been there to listen when I needed her.
Excellent Decision Maker
An individual in my life that makes positive decisions for themselves and others is my brother, Hiep. My brother makes positive decisions by carefully thinking out the pros and cons of a certain resolve. For example, when he decided what college and career route to take. He considered the possible choices of jobs and colleges that he wanted to take. He chose the career that best fitted him and not others. He chose his passion over other people's wants. He took account to what are the positives and the negatives of choosing a certain career and college. In the end, he chose the college and job that best fits him, not others.
My cousin, Lien is a very good communicator and she often leaves me to think about my current and previous choices. We were talking about how I felt like I wasn't succeeding or challenging myself with the current condition I am in. When we talked, she gave me eye contact and she empathetically talked by motivating me. When we talked she showed she was listening, which is a huge part communication.
My father has the characteristics of a great leader. He is a great leader because he empathetic and kind. Not only that. he is also an understanding and respectful person. My dad is an entrepreneur who is currently starting his business and with every person, he works with he calls them either "sir" or "ma'am". Despite the fact, they may be younger or have a lower job position than himself. Even though he is the boss of the company, he does not consider himself superior to his employees. He calls them partners and not employees. My dad is also inspiring because he's persevering. My dad is doing a program with UC helping business students getting real experience with business while also helping his company. One of the students really looked up to my dad. I could tell that my dad had the ability to inspire him like he did to me.
Characteristics I Value
Three of the top characteristics I value is respectfulness, perseverance, and loyalty. I value respectfulness because I believe everyone deserves it. You will get to treated back the way you treat others. It is fair that everyone is treated with respect. When you treat others with respect, you are respected as well. I also value perseverance because even in times of difficulty, a person will never give up. Perseverance will drive a person to accomplish their goals. I think that perseverance is an important trait because a single individual will not give up on their passions. It's admirable how a person will never give up on what they believe. Loyalty is an important characteristic because it is what makes trust. Trust is one of the most wanted things in a relationship. Because of someone's loyalty, you know that you can trust them. Loyalty makes relationships strong.