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Discover Yourself. FACS Unit 1. Factors that influence who you are. Heredity: Genetic traits Family: Family is your first influence Roles: You fill many roles like student, daughter, son, brother, sister or friend

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Discover yourself

Discover Yourself

FACS Unit 1

Factors that influence who you are
Factors that influence who you are

  • Heredity: Genetic traits

  • Family: Family is your first influence

  • Roles: You fill many roles like student, daughter, son, brother, sister or friend

  • Environment: You learn about your world from the people and conditions that surround you

  • Culture: Traditions you enjoy may be influenced by your culture

  • Experiences: Knowledge and skills build over a lifetime to create a unique set of life experiences


  • See if your parents or siblings have the dominant or recessive traits.

  • Write your results on the back of the paper

Family roles oldest child
Family RolesOldest Child

  • Usually set up as an example to the other children.

  • Treated more like an adult by his/her parents.

  • A high achiever

  • Given and accepts more responsibility than the other children

  • Usually college bound

  • Independent

  • Affectionate

Middle child
Middle Child

  • May work extra-hard to get recognition

  • Is usually a peace maker

  • Is somewhat average in schoolwork, but is an all-around good student

  • Is usually a calm, even-tempered adult

Youngest child
Youngest Child

  • Gets a lot of attention, along with a lot of bossing

  • May be spoiled

  • Usually matures quickly

  • May be undisciplined and irresponsible

  • Is easy-going about school

  • Likes to associate with someone who takes charge of situations

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Role models
Role Models only child.

  • People who help you see what is expected of you in certain situations

  • Who are some of your role models and why?

  • Write a letter to 1 of your models, tell them why they are your role model and how they have influenced your life. At least 3 paragraphs long

Culture only child.

  • Ways of thinking, acting, dressing, and speaking shared by a group of people.

  • May be based on ethnic groups, geographic location, or social class.

  • What unique traditions does your family have?

What makes you unique
What makes you unique? only child.

  • Personality: Combination of the attitudes, interests, behaviors, emotions, roles, and other traits that make you who you are.

  • Shows in the way you look, way you communicate, and the way you act.

  • Personality Bingo!

A positive self concept
A positive self-concept only child.

  • Self-concept: a mental picture of yourself

  • A positive self-concept makes you willing to make new friends, go to new places, and try new things.

  • Qualities to build a positive self-concept:

  • 1. Honesty

  • 2.Responsbility

  • 3. Thoughtfulness

Self esteem
Self Esteem only child.

  • A sense of confidence and self-worth.

  • You will develop self-esteem if you have a positive self-concept.

  • Constructive criticism: helpful advice.

  • Learning to accept constructive criticism is a good way to improve your self-esteem

  • Princess Diaries clip

  • Dove Self-esteem fund

Your value system
Your value system only child.

  • Values: beliefs about right and wrong and about what is important in life.

  • Common values: good family life, trust, freedom, and health.

  • Individual values: being a good student, playing a sport well, being involved

  • Value Chart!!

Needs only child.

  • Physical needs: Food, clothing, and shelter

  • Emotional needs: feeling safe and secure

Maslow s hierarchy of needs
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs only child.


Feeling Recognized




Maslow s hierarchy of needs1
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs only child.

  • Physical: Need to satisfy basic needs of hunger, thirst, sleep and shelter

  • Safety: Need to be secure from danger

  • Belonging: Need to love and be loved, need to belong

  • Feeling Recognized: need to achieve, need to be recognized

  • Self-actualization: need to reach your full potential

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Communication not necessary for survival.

  • Process of sending and receiving messages about ideas, feelings, and information.

  • Verbal communication: Can be spoken or written.

  • Nonverbal communication: communication without using words. Examples: sign language, body language, gestures, posture, and personal space.

  • Communication Activity

Decision making
Decision Making not necessary for survival.

  • Decision: something that you choose or make up your mind about after thinking over all possible choices.

  • Consider the consequences when making a decision

  • Consequence: a result of your choice

Goals not necessary for survival.

  • Long-term goal: may take months or years to reach. May include marriage, owning a car, going to college.

  • Short-term goal: can be reached quickly, perhaps in a few days or weeks.

  • Set realistic goals that you can reach.

  • Rudy