Psy 230 Week 1 Checkpoint

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There are three steps in the scientific process, unsystematic observation, building theories, and evaluating propositions. I have evaluated my personality many times in hopes to better myself. When I was younger I went through relationships like they were candy. I always blamed the other individual because of course I could do nothing wrong. A close friend of mine one day pointed out that I am not the same person I am with friends as I am with my boyfriends. At first I decided to not listen and thought she was being ridiculous, but as my relationships continued to fail, I thought maybe it was me, so I began to do an evaluation on myself with my boyfriend at the time. When I was with my friends I was extremely outgoing, fun, was always laughing, and making my friends laugh. I wanted to investigate if I was also this person when in a relationship or if my personality did transform. I started to observe myself by paying attention more to our conversations and what we would do when together. I soon was seeing I would start up arguments quite frequently and was very opinionated, stubborn, and it was my way or the highway type of attitude. Upon realizing this I turned to my boyfriend at the time and asked if he had noticed a difference from when we were friends to being a couple. He did not mention my personality but he did mention that things were more stressful and that we argued a lot more. The relationship after time became extremely rocky and we were on and off, I knew I loved him, but for some reason I could not change and could not figure out why I was acting this way. I then started to see a councilor so I could better figure out what was going on inside of me. When with the councilor we were able to build theories one of the theories was the fact that I feel that I need to be dominant when it comes to males and she suggested that it could be from a time when I was badly mistreated by an ex. To evaluate this proposition I wrote a letter to my ex...
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