What I Have Learned About Me

Topics: Sociology, Psychology, Social exchange theory Pages: 2 (401 words) Published: March 3, 2013
What I have Learned about Me
Patricia Zolocsik
October 10, 2012
Darren Iwamoto

What I have Learned about Me
There are several things I have learned about myself during this course. Most I already knew about myself just did not know that there was specified names for my attributes. I have also learned how I can deal with my unique attributes to help me personally and professionally. A person is made up of many attributes, and no two people have exactly the same combinations of attributes. One of mine is always extending help to others even if it conflicts with my schedule. I usually do this at work. I thought previously before taking this class that it was out of the goodness of my heart, but know realize that under the social exchange theory I was getting rewarded in several ways. I learned managerial tasks, I got noticed as a hard worker, and I am not one to complain about working 11 days without a day off. This landed me the manager position without trying. I have also always thought of myself as an odd ball. I have now learned that I have individualistic thoughts and feelings, and I am not afraid to show them. People would in general would be happier with themselves if they were required to take a class like this to learn about themselves. (University of Phoenix, nod) There are many ways to utilize attributes of oneself to his or her advantage. The key here is to know when to express these attributes of to watch them. One attribute I have learned that could help me in my personal relationships as well as work related business is when I get frustrated my aggression shows. I have learned when I get frustrated to walk away from what is frustrating me and come back to it later. I have also learned that I have inner locus of control and I have control over how I take hurdles in my job. These are just a few of the ways to help in my personal and work life. (University of Phoenix, n.d.) I feel with the tools I have learned in this...
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