Taking the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) survey has really made me realized and confirm many things or styles that I've already knew about myself. On the Life Styles Inventory survey, I scored very high on the "Perfectionist", "Conventional", "Power" and "Competitive" styles of life. I strongly agree with this. I've always went about things with those things in mind. I can honestly say that for every decision I made will take those "styles" into consideration. At work as well as in my social life I have a strong tendency to be all of those things. I look at it as a way to survive. I believe in Darwin's concept of survival of the fitness idea. In order for me to live up to that belief, I need to be strong in a society that requires an individual to have those aspects in life. If you are weak, not driven, makes mistakes and do not conform to the rules of the game, then I do not believe that you can succeed in whatever your goals are. You will be in competition with those that will willingly take advantage of you. Losing will hurt and some say you learn by losing, I like to learn by winning.
Power, convention and competition are very important things in my life. I always want to be my best without cheating anything one else. That is something that I've been brought up to believe in since I was a child. I hold those values to be very strong in my everyday decision making. I think I've developed all my habits and "life styles" by the environment that I grew up in. As a child I had many friends that were just like me. We were all very motivated to do our very best in everything that we did. We would have everyday competitions during recess to see who was fastest, strongest, who can throw the farthest and etc
In the classroom, academics were also used as competition. Growing in that environment, I soon developed a taste for beating the other kids at everything that they would challenge me in. I liked knowing that I can beat others in sports and if...
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