Reflection On Personal Attitudes

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Every day, humans experience attitudes. Typically, these attitudes hold a significant amount of power over the people who have them, able to affect their thoughts about themselves and their surroundings and how and why they behave in certain ways. Recently, I’ve noticed how much power my attitudes hold over me. In many situations, I’ve realized that my attitudes are holding me back from my full potential to feel joyful and to grow as a person. Particularly, I’ve found that if I have a certain attitude going into a situation, like new social environments or interactions with friends, I will have the same attitude coming out. Therefore, I want to use this study to discover if there is a way for me to get the most out of every situation and every…show more content…
I took free versions of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram Test. As I took both tests, I had to evaluate my feelings or inclinations in many different social scenarios and emotional contexts. When I finished, I read over my results and compared them to how I felt previously about my personality. Then I reflected on what my results and comparisons meant in terms of my attitudes and…show more content…
When I intended to have a certain attitude or feeling, like belonging, being productive, or being more confident, I generally noticed a significant difference in how I felt about my interactions with people and how successful the day was. Most of the change I noticed, especially toward the end of the study, seemed to be spurred on subconsciously, so I wasn’t actively trying to make a change I just noticed a difference. The intentions I did not successfully achieve included when I intended to not complain, when I intended to be confident in interactions with people I didn’t know at a basketball game, and even when I intended to act like I was comfortable. I actually accidently intended to not complain on two separate occasions; both time my journals resounded with the words “didn’t work” and “failure.” In all the times I failed, I did less to establish to myself what my intent was and didn’t put much action into making a change happen. The result I got on the Myers–Briggs test was type INFP-T. This commonly is referred to as the “Mediator Personality” but directly means I tend to lean toward being more introverted than extroverted, more intuitive than observant, more feeling that thinking, more prospecting than judging, and more turbulent than assertive.

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