My Personal Self-Description

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Self-Description I consider myself to be a very driven person.. I’m eager in my classes, and love to engage in discussions with my professors and classmates. I was an avid reader as a child and took a deep interest in psychology when I was in middle school. I find it fulfilling to see the amount of progress I’ve made when I look back on my achievements. Supportive is another word I would use to describe myself. Whether providing an assuring, non-judgmental presence in order to be a good friend or honestly giving advice where it’s needed, I believe I’m good at being both a listener and an adviser. I’m usually the friend people call when they need to rant, or the friend that doesn’t mind staying up late to sit with a friend to talk through…show more content…
Even though I’m an introvert, I can easily strike up a small-talk conversation and people frequently tell me I’m well-spoken and confident. In stressful situations I’m proactive. Whenever I’ve disclosed the more difficult aspects of my life, people are usually very surprised because I don’t show a lot of that side. I find a lot of comfort in compartmentalizing the different aspects of my life and my relationships with people. Patterns of Relating When it comes to relating to others, I think I’m very good at adapting to different people. Sometimes, I take on a confident-boosting, friendly, and humorous attitude. I find this to be very helpful with friends who’ve just had a bad day. Other times I’m quiet and welcoming, I don’t claim to know exactly what a person is going through but I offer condolences where it’s appropriate and sometimes I just listen and that seems to help people feel better. With my boyfriend, he seems to like a combination of the two with some added constructive brainstorming. I think that I’m also very approachable when it comes to relating to people. I always make it clear that I don’t know a person’s exact experience, but I do make an effort to try and see life from their perspective. I don’t invalidate people’s experiences and feelings even though sometimes it irritates me or even offends me what they…show more content…
Through these events, I think of the professionals that helped me through these difficult times. Because of them, I lead a life that I am very proud of, and the skills they taught me have lead me to a place I never thought I would be. I was a suicidal teenager that struggled with self-injury and I couldn’t remember the last time I was happy. Now, I am proud to say I am about to graduate with two degrees. I have a loving, supportive, and fulfilling romantic relationship and I have great friends; my relationship with my family improves every day. I’ve learned the importance of self-care and recognizing when I need to take a step back and take care of myself. I’m inspired to help others, with the understanding that I may need to help people in different ways if being a therapist isn’t something that’s for me. There was a time in my life where I saw a lot of closed doors and I felt trapped, but I see so much more opportunity now that I recognize my potential and just how much control I have over my own
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