Pschology Essay

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Heredity traits that I think have shaped me into the person
I today come mostly from my maternal side. I inherited my
mothers easy-going and outgoing personalty. Both of my
parents are very level headed and very realistic. I am
inherited both of those traits also. My father always went
out of his way to make people feel comfortable, I inherited
some of that trait because I like to make people feel
comfortable in awkward or new environments.
Environmental factors that have influenced my
development as a person have shaped my outlook on life and
my beliefs. I have been brought up in neighborhoods where
strong family structure, family values, and morals are very
important. The reason I want to make sure I marry someone
who I feel will I support and want to spend the rest of my
life with is because of the way I was brought up. The
environment I was brought up in frowned on divorce.
I will use the same methods as my parents used to raise
me to an extent. I will teach and preach the same things
that my parents taught me, for example my parents always
preached the importance and the value of succeeding in
academics and in athletics. They also thought me that I must
respect myself before I can respect others, this had a huge
affect on the person I have become. The things I will change
in the way I raise my children are that I will try not to
raise my voice at my children very often and I will use as
much as positive reinforcement as possible.
Peer pressure and criticism were emotional challenges
which were the hardest for me to cope with throughout my
adolescence. Every adolescent faces peer pressure in
positive or negative ways. Unfortunately most peer pressure
is negative, for example almost every person who smokes
started smoking because of peer pressure. Peer pressure was
hard for me to cope with because I hated watching my close
friends fall victims to negative peer pressure, and it was
also hard for me to be critiqued for not giving into peer
pressure. The strong person who doesnít fall victim to peer
pressure is the person who people like to make fun of for
being different.
Physical changes that have made the biggest impact in
my life to this date have been positive and negative. I was
always a head taller than everyone in my class when I was
younger. This was positive for me because I would excel and
have a great advantage in athletics. I loved having the
advantage and I liked everyone being scared of playing
against me. This physical change started to get negative
when I was a Sophomore. Everyone started to catch up to me
in height and size. I didnít like it because everyone wanted
to challenge me so they could say they beat me after years
of me beating them. I didnít like the constant competition ,
because everyone wanted to say ďVinnie isnít that big
anymoreĒ. That had a depressing affect on me.
I donít think there are any special problems
adolescents face today as opposed to our parents. I think
that adolescents toady just face them allot sooner that our
parents did. Problems having to do with sex and drugs modern
adolescents face when they are in as early as 7th or 8th
grade. Our parents didnít face these problems until they
were most likely in college. the problems today are very
similar, they only thing that is different is how the media
displays sex and drugs to children at a very young age.
Children are aware of these issues to early. The other
difference form our parents generation is the availability
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