Factors Shaping My Life

968 Words4 Pages
Nothing is more important than the concept of us to hold of ourselves. We usually learn our self-images from our experiences, observations, or from experiments. Unfortunately, most people are scared of taking chances on their luck; instead prefer to learn their self-image from the eternal ignorance of their families, society, and their peers. Genetic decomposition does play a major role in human’s life. So, my genetic values have helped me considerably throughout my life and helped me to develop my personality. Since from my childhood, I have always been perceived as a popular and cool individual with a mellow personality. This has developed a sense of confidence within me that achieved me trust and respect among all my peers. Friends rely on me for any help. I boosted my personality with trendy fashion in clothes, shoes, bags and hair styles. I have no problems making relationships. These characteristics have also influenced my behavior outside of my social situations because I was expected to look a certain way to keep up my persona that I achieved over the years. To further enhance my self-image, I have started reading on successful extrovert personalities on the internet to be like and try to adapt their behavioral patterns in my daily life. These elements allowed me to be socially acceptable; I am specially invited in social gatherings, events, and public parties. I have built a positive self-image through my confidence and trust. Umer 2 My parents have greater influence in my life. Both of my parents are very active. Socially, they ha... ... middle of paper ... ...thing I wanted in a society that traditionally discouraged from believing and I could excel in life. I had to reach deep down into my value system from the original culture from where I had learned trust, sincerity, honesty and respect and understand that nothing was wrong with who I am as a person. I was just different from others. Self-image that I have encompassed is based on my cultural values, religious believe and mutual understanding I have learned after merging to a new self-concept. This process made me to become more flexible to adapt what is so-called “norms” in the American society. To better know your self-image is a good idea because it is a self check of your personality. Religion, culture, and upbringing have a deep influence on one’s personality and thus on self-image. And thus, it is a very good idea to learn about this concept in depth.
Open Document