An individual’s character is based on a set of behavior traits that define the inner-self of a person. It determines whether a person will effectively achieve goals, have positive people skills, and/or obey the laws and rules of society. An individual’s character is a learned behavior. An individual typically develop their character from their surroundings such as parents, teachers, and friends. This development is either taught or observed by watching or listening to others. Character involves the attitudes and values of a person. Being honest, friendly, trustworthy, and kind are examples positive traits that can make up a person’s character. Dishonesty, rebellion, and laziness are negative examples of traits that make up a person’s character. An individual’s character can produce a judgment of the type of person you are or will be in society.
Determination, respect, and self-discipline are all characteristics that describe me. Determination was always a character that I showed during childhood. Whether I was playing sports, studying for a test, or practicing a speech for a play, I was always determined to do my best. Determination is a positive trait that I have and as a high-school graduate my determination has paid off. I will continue to be determined because I want to be a college graduate and a positive mentor for other males in my community.
The next character trait describes my motto in life: RESPECT. My motto in life is “Treat others as you would want to be treated”. By living this motto, I understand that regardless of how other people look, act, or choose to treat me, I choose to respect everyone. During childhood, I was always told to respect adults and authority; therefore, respecting my elders and those in authoritative positions was never an issue. However, understanding to respect my peers and those who are younger than me was a behavior that I learned through experience. My peers and those who are younger...
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