What makes me tick?
Personality, Emotions, and Social/ Emotional Intelligence
5th period Psychology
I was always told growing up that I am caring like my grandmother. I figured that I received that from her because of nurture. My grandmother always took care of me after school and on the weekends.My grandmother always tells me to help others and care for them even if they don't appreciate it. My introverted and creative nature I inherited from my dad. My father never taught me how to think creatively, it just came naturally to me. My dad is very introverted and I believe I received that trait from him. I understand that others may believe that my introverted nature was from how I was raised(nurture), but I know I received my introvertedness from nature.
My personality has changed very little over the years except for when I arrived at high school. I was very closed off and only talked to my close friends. In the middle of freshman year I understood that I should push myself out there and make more friends. This was a hard adjustment but I felt more happy knowing I could have more friends,Although I feel more comfortable in my small group, It doesn't hurt me to go make friends like it used to.
Growing up I was always upset and crying because I have really bad anxiety problems. I was told throughout school, home, and at the doctor's office that crying is not okay. This is probably the reason why I don't cry often and have a hard time expressing certain emotions.
My Social/Emotional Intelligence
I regulate my emotions by thinking about the consequences of the action I am taking. During this time I try to think about how the other person is feeling and how the situation could play out. Some may say "How do you do that all the time?' They need to understand that this strategy doesn't work all of the time. Sometimes I don't even have time to think of all of the consequences. When my original strategy fails I always try to keep a level head and navigate the situation.
The Importance of Understanding Myself, My Emotions, and My Social/ Emotion Intelligence
In the future I plan on working at an animation studio and having a high E.I would help me tremendously. Without being able to understand myself and others emotions I wouldn't be able to work professionally and thoroughly.