Sample Course Work Paper on Reflection on the Concept of Attribute

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Reflection on the Concept of Attribute

Attribute is used to refer to the character of a person. It is a combination of behaviors and attitudes adopted by an individual. By having an insight into the attribute of a person, be it a child or an adult, one can to a great extent predict how their lives will be in the near or distant future. Interaction between people especially relationships depend on their attributes to determine whether they succeed or fail. A person’s attribute is ingrained in him or her from an early age. It may come about as a result of genetic inheritance or through one’s upbringing.

When getting into a relationship with someone, be it in business, friendship or romantically, it is good to have an idea of what their attribute is. Should one find the attribute of the partner unappealing, they should terminate the relationship. The trouble with knowing a person’s attribute is that it is not easily noticeable or apparent. Psychologists therefore advise one to try to find or deliberately create situations most likely to elicit the traits one would want to see in action. The six important traits that give an idea in regards to a person’s attribute are: intelligence, sociability, capacity for intimacy, happiness, drive and goodness.

Give an example of how a better understanding of one of these six clues could lead to making better decisions about the people we decide to have any type of relationship with.

Having a better understanding of a person’s capacity for intimacy can go a long way in assisting one in making better decision about whether to get into a relationship with that individual or not. This is especially important when choosing a spouse, as that is the person that one is bound to spend most of his/her life with. A person capable of intimacy has to be willing to trust another and this is of great importance in any relationship. Their ability to trust makes them trustworthy in return, since one can never give what they don’t already have. A person having trust issues is to be avoided at all costs since they are unreliable. Intimate individuals are more likely to exhibit commitment and keep their word. Also, having a capacity for intimacy makes a person a better listener which is a boost for communication, a vital component of relationships. Good listening skills are also associated with high levels of intelligence. This trait is dependent on how an individual’s childhood was, that is, their relationship with first person that cared for them. Asking one’s partner about their childhood and where they grew up can help in gauging their capacity for intimacy.

Explain the difference and/or similarities between SELF-EFFICACY & SELF-WORTH

Self-efficacy is a personal belief in one’s ability to perform various tasks or face situations and develops as one learns new skills continuously. Self-worth on the other hand is a person’s opinion of their value, not based on what they have or can do, but out of the mere fact that they are human. The higher the value that one puts on self, the higher their self-worth and this translates to more satisfaction and happiness. The major difference between self-efficacy and self-worth is that the former is conditional, that is, dependent on one’s ability while the latter is unconditional. Their similarity majorly lies in the fact that having high levels of both leads to a happier and more satisfying life.