Self-Esteem and Positive Thinking Worksheet
Write a 50 word response to each of the following questions:
- After completing the Test Your Self-Esteem Activity in McGraw-Hill Connect®, what does your score say about your level of self-esteem? Is it high or low? Look back at the effects of high and low self-esteem described on p.128 in Ch. 4 of Psychology of Success. Which of the behaviors do you exhibit? Give examples.
- After completing the Social Support and Self-Esteem Activity in McGraw-Hill Connect®, do you feel that you have emotional and instrumental support whenever you need it? Why or why not? If not, what could you do to build your social support network? Review p. 143 in Ch. 4 of Psychology of Success for ideas.
- What did completing the Are You a Positive Thinker? Activity in McGraw-Hill Connect® reveal about your ability to think positively? Explain. What can you do to improve your positive thinking? Review p. 189 in Ch. 5 of Psychology of Success for ideas.
- After completing this week’s activities in McGraw-Hill Connect®, which do you believe is more valuable: self-esteem or self-acceptance? Why? Remember, self-esteem is confidence in and respect for yourself and self-acceptance means recognizing and accepting what is true about yourself.
Respond to each of the following questions:
- Write 75 words describing three or four words or pictures you included on your vision board. Why did you select each of these items?
- Write 75 words about the steps you can now take to achieve the goals on your vision board. List the intrinsic and extrinsic factors motivating you to achieve what is represented on your vision board. Remember intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from inside, while extrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from the outside. Both of these types of motivation are described on p. 271 in Ch. 7 of Psychology of Success.
- Write 50 words about what motivates you in your academic life. Are these motivators different from what motivates you in your personal life? Why or why not?
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