Self Awareness and Filipino Values. Nature of Self and Self-awareness. According to Birch (1997), one of the most crucial process in the early years of the child’s life is the development of sense of self. Gardner (1982) suggests that there are a number of factors that the children
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Nature of Self and Self-awareness According to Birch (1997), one of the most crucial process in the early years of the child’s life is the development of sense of self. Gardner (1982) suggests that there are a number of factors that the children should know. They should:
Nature of Self and Self-awareness • Be aware of their own body, its appearance, state and size (body-size); • Be able to refer to themselves appropriately through language and be able to distinguish descriptions which apply to self and which do not; • Be aware of their own personal history, experiences they have had, skills and abilities, their own needs and wishes.
Emotional Self Awareness It is the ability to recognize or emotions and their effects on us. This means that we are aware of how we react to environment factors and how our emotions affect our performance. The person who possesses competency of emotional self-awareness is one who:
Emotional Self Awareness • Is aware of his own feelings; • Knows why feelings occur; • Understands implications of our emotions; • Pays attention to physical signs that are aroused in stressful situations (high blood pressure, sweaty palms; and) • Knows his own strengths and weaknesses and understanding his own emotions and impact of his behavior on others on others in diverse situations.
Accurate Self- Assessment It is the ability to know our inner resources, abilities and limits and to be aware of our strengths and weaknesses. We can only know our potentials and limitations if we are positive to constructive criticisms. We have to develop new perspectives about ourselves and must always be motivated for professional growth. Hence, we have the ability to target areas for personal change and improvement.
Accurate Self-Assessment The person who possesses the competency for Accurate Self-Assessment should: • Have a sense of humour about him be or herself; • Be aware of own strengths and weaknesses; and • Be open to feedback.
Self- Confidence This is the belief in your own self, your capability to accomplish the task. This competency is an acknowledgement of your potentials that you are the best for the job. It is also about conveying your ideas and opinions with self confidence and having a positive impact on others.
Self Confidence We can develop self confidence if we are equipped with sufficient knowledge and sure of what we are doing and try to act decisively. We can improve ourselves if we accept feedback positively. By doing so, we can be sure we can change for the better.
Importance of Self-Awareness In the Johari’s Window, there are four selves that represent you. These are as follows: • The Open Self. This represents all the inormation, behaviors, attitudes, feelings, desires, motivations, ideas, and so on, that you know about yourself and that others also know about you. • The Blind Self. This represents information about yourself that others know but you do not.
Importance of Self-Awareness 3. The Unknown Self. This represents those parts of yourself about which neither you nor others know. 4.The Hidden Self. This contains all that you know of yourself but keep hidden from others.
Roots of the Filipino Character These are factors that are greatly affect the roots of the Filipino strengths and weaknesses. These are: 1.) the home environment, 2.) social environment, 3.) culture and language, 4.) history, 5.) the educational system, 6.) religion, 7.) the economic environment, 8.) the political environment, 9.) mass media, and 10.) leadership and role models.
Strengthsof the Filipino Charater: • Pakikipagkapwa-tao (regard for others) • Family orientation • Joy and humour • Flexibility, Adaptability, Creativity • Hard work and Industry • Faith and Religiosity • Ability to survive
Weaknesses of the Filipino Charaters: • Extreme Personalism • Extreme Family Centeredness • Lack of discipline • Passivity and lack of Initiative • Colonial Mentality • Kanya- kanya Syndrome • Lack of Self- Analysis and Self- Reflection • Filipino Indolence • Manana Habit • The Fiesta Syndrome • Hospitality