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Interests and Values. Chapter 8. What are your interests?. What kind of lifestyle do you prefer?. What are 20 things you like to do?. Can you list 20 things you like to do in 5 minutes?. Now that you have your list, put a $ next to anything that costs more than $20 each time you do it.

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Interests and Values

Chapter 8


What are your interests?


What kind of lifestyle do you prefer?


What are 20 things you like to do?


Can you list 20 things you like to do in 5 minutes?


Now that you have your list, put a $ next to anything that costs more than $20 each time you do it.


Write P to the left of each item that you do with people.


Write I next to anything that you do by yourself (individually)


Write T next to the items that involve working with things

  • Cars

  • Tools

  • Gardening

  • Crafts


Write D next to items that involve working with data.

  • Computers

  • Math

  • Budgeting

  • Organizing


Write A next to items that involve physical activity


Write R next to items that involve risk or adventure

  • Car racing

  • Skiing

  • Motorcycle riding

  • Skydiving

  • Rock Climbing


Write MT next to the items you would like to spend more time doing.


Number 1-5 the most important items on your list.What is your number one interest? Share it with the class.


20 Things You Like to DoAnswer questions at the end of this activity.


Lifestyle Triangle

RECREATION

AND

LEISURE

FAMILY

AND

FRIENDS

WORK AND STUDY


HOLLAND’S HEXAGON

Investigative

Realistic

Artistic

Conventional

Social

Enterprising


Realistic Persons

  • Enjoy working with tools, machines, equipment

  • Often work outdoors

  • Are active and adventurous

  • Have good mechanical abilities

  • Are employed in manufacturing, construction, transportation and engineering


Investigative Persons

  • Have a strong interest in science

  • Work with theories, analyze data and solve problems

  • Are analytical, curious, original and creative

  • Have good skills in math and science

  • Are employed in science or lab related work


Artistic Persons

  • Enjoy visual arts, music, drama or writing

  • Are creative and value self expression

  • Work in unstructured and flexible environments

  • Have artistic talent

  • Work in museums, theaters, concert halls, advertising


Social Persons

  • Like to work with people

  • Enjoy helping, nurturing and caring for others

  • Have social, communication and teaching skills

  • Humanistic, idealistic

  • Work in schools, social services, religious occupations, health care


Enterprising Persons

  • Like to persuade, lead or supervise

  • Have skills in selling and communication

  • Seek positions of leadership, status and power

  • Employed in business, government, sales and politics


Conventional Persons

  • Good at organizing and managing details

  • Like math, accounting, finance

  • Are efficient and patient

  • Prefer structure

  • Work in business, corporations, quality control, and financial institutions


My Personality Is

SAE

OR

SEA


HOLLAND’S HEXAGON

Artistic

Social

Enterprising


Look UpYour Code in the Major Finderto Find Matching Occupations


Part II:What Are Your Values?


Values are:

  • What we think is important

  • What we feel is right and good


Where do we get our values?


Values come from:

  • Parents

  • Friends

  • Culture

  • Church

  • Media

  • Society


Assignment: My Personal Coat of Arms

  • What your like about yourself

  • Your greatest achievement

  • Your most prized possession

  • What you value most in life

  • A symbol of your personality

  • Three words to be remembered by


Some samples


Values and needs are related


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Biological

Tell the truth


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Safety

Commit to use

Biological

Tell the truth


Affirmation

Commit to use

Tell the truth

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Love and Belonging

Safety

Biological


Affirmation

Commit to use

Tell the truth

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Self-Esteem

Love and Belonging

Safety

Biological


Affirmation

Commit to use

Tell the truth

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Self-Actualization

Self-Esteem

Love and Belonging

Safety

Biological


We Are All Aiming for Self-Actualization

  • Feeling secure, loved, respected

  • Values self and others

  • Independent

  • Appreciates and cares for others

  • Open to new ideas

  • Feels at one with humankind

  • Creative, passionate and enjoys life


How are Needs and Values Related?

  • First we meet basic survival needs

  • Then focus on wants or desires

  • Determine what is important (values)

  • Knowing what we value helps us to make good decisions

  • Decide on life goals

  • Accomplish goals


Goals

Decisions

Values

Wants

Needs


Keys to Success:Act on Your Values


Make important decisions based on your values

  • Should I go to college?

  • What is my major

  • What career should I choose?

  • Who should I marry?


Knowing your values is not enough


Act on your values


For example, if you value your good health, what actions will you take?


If you value a college education, you can find the motivation needed to be successful.


Group Activity: Values in Action


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