My Personality by Nia Khan

Psycho-dynamic Perspective

Developed by Sigmund Freud. A view that explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious forces, such as unconscious desires and beliefs. Defense Mechanisms are automatic reactions of the ego because of tension between the id and superego.

Regression - acting like a person did at a more comfortable time

Sublimation - socially unacceptaable impulses are unconsciously transformed into socially acceptable actions

These are some of my drawings I do to calm me down in stressful situations

Reaction Formation - trying to feel the opposite of an unacceptable impulse.

For about the first two months of Justin Bieber's career I told everyone that I hated him. Partially because I had three brothers and I was the only girl but mostly because I didn't understand what a crush was and what that meant for me. I used to turn off the radio when his songs would play and make fun of his pre-puberty voice and floppy hair - both of which I love to this day however.

Caught a case of the "Bieber Fever"

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. ~ Justin Bieber

Humanistic Perspective

All people strive to reach the highest potential, their self actualization. A person's self-concept is ones own thought or feelings about one's self. The closer your self-concept is to your ideal self, the more positive your self-concept.

One of the traits I would like to continue on into the ideal me is confidence. I try to incorporate that into my everyday lifestyle by complementing people and doing random acts of kindness.

Me in one of our schools bathroom stalls putting up some positive messages that every girl should hear. Don't worry, I took them down after an hour

A trait I have and wish to continue is solid relationships with my family. They mean the world to me and I'll be by there side through whatever.

From left to right; My immediate family on Christmas last year; me and my cousin at brunch last month; my mother, my aunt and I celebrating my aunts educational accomplishments at Loyola's SOE 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony

A status I would love to obtain is 'community helper'. I would like to be more involved with my community and the ones surrounding it.

I recently visited an assisted living in Wheaton IL called Windemere Housing accompanied by five other peers and Ms. Fitzgerald, our school's French teacher.
Social Cognitive

Social cognitive psychologists believe that a person's personality can be related to observing others within the context of social interactions, experiences and outside media influences.

College has always been a dream of mine ever since I was little. But I only recently found out that I wanted to go to college because my mom hadn't. She was unfortunately unable to go to college and I don't want to follow in her footsteps because I've seen how hard life can be without an education.

My dream college - NYU

However, I unconsciously learned from my aunt how to brag - mostly about the little things but in a way I learned that it's okay to be proud of what you own and experiences you have

Left; my aunt gesturing to her new BMW SUV. Right; me with a digital poster from Selena Gomez's tour stop in Chicago earlier this year

A trait I assume I inherited cognitively from my mother would be the desire to travel and experience as much of the world as humanly possible.

My mother stepping her feet in such places like Dubai, Amsterdam and Canada.
These are my own shots of being a tourist in my own city inspired by my mothers ambition but in a budget.
Although I love my mother and aunt, one thing I know never to try is a perm. Thanks guys!
Millennial Generation

Generally refers to the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Classified as being different than pervious generations in certain aspects like inclusivity, being engaged and tolerant, commerce driven by conscientiousness, looking at elders with support not punishment and personal media.

My fifth grade class on rehearsal day of a Shakespearean play. This shows the millennial way of inclusivity with all kinds of people with all kinds of strengths and weaknesses with different backgrounds from all over the world and our enthusiasm to participate with them.
A recent research found that millennials are driven by their technological advancements and are constantly on the various sized screens in our hands. I feel like my entire life has been on the screen and most of these pictures were found in old cameras so this theory hits close to home.
Another study says that millennials don't seem threatened by their elders but rather we know that we can go to them when we need help. My mother, to me is a friend, a teacher, a guidance counselor, a photographer and everything else.
Learned Optimism

The idea in positive psychology that a talent for joy, like any other, can be cultivated. It is contrasted with learned helplessness - when a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness. Learning optimism is done by consciously challenging any negative self talk.

When I was growing up my mother would always ask me whenever I showed doubt toward myself, "do you wanna be off stage, or on stage?" My answer would never change from "ON STAGE!" And on many occasions I would take life into my own hands and mold myself into exactly what I needed to be in order to do what I wanted to do.

On one occasion, my old school was holding their annual Shakespearean tributary play where each class in my section were to pick a Shakespeare playwrite and preform it in front of the school, we had to hold auditions in each homeroom, cast actors and edit the playwrite into an hour long reenactment. My hoomroom decided to do Twelfth Night and I was cast as the lovely Queen Olivia

Another way I incorporate my mothers saying is through my education. I want to excel in everything but mostly my education as it is my road to success. Which means not only getting good scores, but turely learning something instead of "going with the flow" and just sitting there. By using my time wisely and effectively I've learned that I'm a good test taker but not by chance but by my endless effort gone into achieving my goals subconsciously and physically.

Another example would be in day-to-day life, my friends would always mention how I brighten up they're day. I think some of my optimism rubs off on them whoever I'm around.

Left: my friends at lunch, sad when I'm not around. Right: my firiends happy because I'm around
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