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Lesson 4 Self Esteem and Self Concept by 6rlEDhL

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									Warm-up
• Write your name vertically in your
  notebook. Next to each letter of your
  name write down a trait that
  describes you, starting with that
  letter of your name.
  • Ex: someone named Jill
    Jolly
    Intelligent
    Loves to laugh
    Little
Self-Esteem and-Self
      Concept

      Lesson 4
Objectives
• Identify the characteristics of good
  mental and emotional health
• Indentify conditions that influence
  self-esteem
• Identify ways to improve self-esteem
• Identify the relationship between a
  higher self-esteem and improved
  physical, mental-emotional and
  social health
Mental-Emotional Health

• The ability to accept yourself and
  others, adapt to and manage
  emotions and deal with demands and
  challenges you meet in life.
  •   Handle variety of feelings and situations
  •   Make wise choices
  •   Demonstrate strong values
  •   Responsible behaviors
• Characteristics of people with
  good mental-emotional health
  •   Positive Self-esteem
  •   Sense of Belonging
  •   Sense of Purpose
  •   Positive Outlook
  •   Autonomy
Positive Self-Esteem

• Directly related to your general
  level of wellness
• A person with positive self-
  esteem is better able to accept
  challenges and failure in stride
Sense of Belonging

• Having an emotional
  attachment to family members,
  friends, teachers and others
  around you
• Provides comfort and assurance
• Promotes stability and makes
  you feel a part of your
  community
Sense of Purpose

• Recognizing your own value and
  importance
• Enables you to set and achieve
  goals and engage in activities
  that are personally rewarding
 • Working hard in school
 • Joining a sports team
 • Community service
Positive Outlook

• Seeing the bright side and
  having hope about life
• Reduces stress
• Increases energy level
• Increases possibility of success

               Is the glass half empty or half
                             full?
Autonomy

• Having confidence to make
  responsible and safe decisions
• Promotes self-assurance and
  sense of independence
  Maslow’s Hierarchy of
         Needs
• Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
  Founder of humanistic psychology
• Ranked list of those needs essential
  to human growth and development,
  presented in ascending order,
  starting with basic needs and
  building toward the need for
  reaching your highest potential
Level 5- Reaching
Potential: Need for
self-actualization


Level 4- Feeling
Recognized: Need to
achieve, need to be
recognized

Level 3- Belonging:
Need to love and be
loved, need to belong
Level 2- Safety: Need
to be secure from
danger

Level 1- Physical
Needs: basic needs of
hunger, thirst, sleep
and shelter.
    Need to BELONG:
       Friendship
• Write a paragraph that
  describes the type of friend you
  are. Then write a second
  paragraph describing the type
  of person you would like to have
  as a friend.
• You will hand this in so please
  write legibly.
   Understanding Your
      Personality
• Personality: a complex set of
  characteristics that makes you
  unique.
  • What makes you different from
    everyone else
  • Determines how you will react in
    certain situations
     Influences on Your
         Personality
• Heredity
  • Just as you influence traits that can affect you
    health and well being you also inherit
    personality traits from you parents.
  • Plays a role in determining basic intellectual
    abilities, temperament or emotional tendencies
  • May influence risk taking and talents such as
    athletic or artistic abilities
• THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THESE
  FACTORS ARE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL!
  THERE ARE MANY OTHER FACTORS THAT
  INFLUENCE YOUR PERSONALITY AS
  WELL!
Influences continued…

• Environment
 • Everything that surrounds you in
   day-to-day life
   • Family, friends, peers, home,
     neighborhood, school, etc.
 • Role Models
   • Modeling: observing and learning from
     the behaviors of those around you
•Remember, even
 though there are
 many influences over
 your personality,
 ultimately you have
 control over your
 behavior.
   Developing Your
   Positive Identity
(Improving Self Esteem)
• Recognize your strengths and weaknesses
  • Be realistic and honest, take pride in strengths
    and set goals to improve weaknesses
• Demonstrate positive values
  • Let your values be reflected in your behavior
• Develop a purpose in you life
  • Establish goals and work to achieve them, both
    short term and long term
• Form meaningful relationships
  • Positive relationships, support system, gives you
    a sense of security and belonging
• Contribute to the community
  • Sense of accomplishment, applying your
    strengths to improving others’ quality of life,
    sense of community and belonging
• Avoid unhealthful risk behaviors
  • Don’t go against your values, engage in healthful
    risk taking: sports, creative activities, public
    speaking, travel, making new friends
  • Healthful risk taking has a positive effect and
    helps you to develop and mature
Dear Self,
• Write a letter to yourself as if you were a long lost
  friend catching up on life!
• Write about your strengths, goals, hobbies, and
  current events in your life right now.
• Things can only be written in a positive way. If you
  talk about a weakness you must talk about it
  positively, possibly mentioning how you are
  improving it.
• Requirements:
   • Must be at least 4 paragraphs (not necessarily in this
     order but all must be included)
      •   1-   introduction, current events in your life
      •   2-   hobbies
      •   3-   strengths
      •   4-   goals
Homework

• Begin to study a little bit each
  night for your test. Looking at
  class notes will help you
  immensely. I will be handing
  out a study guide later in the
  week, but don’t put it off!

								
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