MY PERSONALITY 4
Iam an extroverted individual, which means I am outgoing, social, andassertive. I feel happy and comfortable around people as opposed asto being alone. I tend to get bored when I am alone and with no oneto talk to. Social situations give me happiness as I love beingaround people and mingle with them. Usually, I have no problemmingling with strangers in various situations. In fact, I lovemeeting new people and making new friends each time I go out.Likewise, I am assertive. This means that I can assert my opinions inpublic without fear whatsoever. I also respond to the opinions ofothers in an amicable way. Whenever I am in social gatherings, I ammore than willing to contribute to discussions and talk a wide rangeof issues without much ado. This is one of the qualities that havemade me prosper in classroom and students leadership. Ever since Iwas in high school, I have always been appointed as a class monitorand given other responsibilities of managing groups. Coupled withgreat confidence, I have been able to manage groups in variouscontexts. This personality is exhibited by many leaders in thesociety (Matthews, Deary & Whiteman, 2009).
Additionally,I am intuitive. This means that I like new problems and dislikeroutines. I prefer working in challenging environments and look fornew possibilities rather than working with facts and followingroutines. I tend to get bored quickly when following normal routinesset aside by others. As such, I try as much as possible to evaderoutines and come up with new possibilities for solving problems.Whenever I discover new possibilities, I persuade others to try themout. I get bored quickly with monotonous activities and I always lookfor new challenges without knowing it. In most cases, I find myselfdeciding where we should hang out and what activities to take. Someof my friends complain that I like taking over and that I am tooclingy.
Theother major trait about me is that I am quite authoritarian. I adhereto values and obey authority, and I am also concerned with power andtoughness. From my perspective, one should obey the authority andbehave ethically in various situations. I may not agree with all theset dogmas, but I am sensitive to authority and powers. I hate beingon the wrong and offending others in the name of personal gains.
Notably,I am in between low-mach and high-mach personality traits. This isbecause whereas I may adhere to the directions set by others, Isometimes approach situations thoughtfully and logically. I am lesslikely to exploit others for my personal gains however, I cannotdislike following the directions set by others blindly. Similarly, Ihave a self monitoring personality. This implies that I can adjust mybehavior to external situations with ease. A person with such a traitaccepts situations as they are and works towards making the best outof them (Ajzen, 2007).
AlthoughI have weaknesses, I am happy with who I am. I am a big doer who isoften driven by the need to learn new things and see the big picture.I accept my weaknesses as a person, but this does not stop me frombeing the best I can ever be. I believe in respecting others, butthis does not mean that I should follow procedures blindly. My dreamswill only be accomplished by being myself and trying to improve myweaknesses in order to be accepted by the wider society (John &Robins, 2008).
Ajzen,I. (2007). Attitudes,Personality and Behavior.Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill International (UK) Ltd.
John,O., & Robins, R. (2008). Handbookof Personality, Third Edition: Theory and Research.New York: Guilford Publications.
Matthews,G., Deary, I. J., & Whiteman, M. C. (2009). Personalitytraits.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.