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Life orientation

Grade 8

Self-esteem

Module 3

People differ

Me and you...

People differ. Thank goodness for that! It would have been awfully boring if everybody had the same opinions, likes and dislikes. Think about eating out - and everyone ordering the exact same pizza! Think about your family and friends. You have certain things in common, but you differ in many other ways. Maybe you are the serious type, inclined to worry about things even before they happen. Your best friend may be a happy-go-lucky type who only worries when things have already gone wrong (and then only maybe). People may ask: "How on earth do those two or three manage to get along?" Well, maybe two worriers will drive each other nuts and two clowns will be in trouble permanently? Is that a good thing?

In general, people tend to prefer positive people to negative people. It makes sense. If you are depressed, you really do not need negative input to drag you even deeper into the mire of black thoughts and feelings. Hey, you need to have your spirits lifted, your smile stuck back onto your dial and the skip put back into your walk.

Answer the following questions honestly. Just mark the YES or No block .

1. If I organise a picnic, I just know that it will rain.

Yes

No

2. When the phone rings, I expect bad news.

Yes

No

3. If a team has to be put together, I'll be the last one to be chosen.

Yes

No

4. Why should I study, I'll never get a job.

Yes

No

5. The South African Economy will never improve.

Yes

No

6. I expect to do well in my work.

Yes

No

7. People like me.

Yes

No

8. There are many things that I am good at.

Yes

No

9. There is a solution for every problem.

Yes

No

10. Things are not as bad as people say.

Yes

No

Key :

  • If you have answered YES to the first five statements, you are inclined to see the negative side of things.
  • If you have answered YES to the last five statements, you normally look on the bright side of things.
  • See where most of your YES answers are and then decide whether you are inclined to have a positive or negative outlook on things.
  • Remember, this is just a guideline and not a sophisticated test. This will only alert you to your thought patterns.

[LO 3.1, 3.2]

On your own

After the groups have finished writing down the positive and negative characteristics, make sure that you understand all the words. (Ask your teacher or use an explanatory dictionary to look up unfamiliar words). Now it is time for you to look at yourself. Which of the characteristics mentioned before in the groups play a big role in your personality?

What to do

Use the following to help you take a closer look at yourself. Be honest, I am sure that you will be allowed to keep it private, if you wish. Write only the number next to the characteristic.

3 = that's is definitely me

2 = that is somewhat like me

1 = this is not really like me

0 = this is not me at all

A. List of characteristics

honest considerate
loyal friendly
genuine hardworking
giving modest
sense of humour self-confident

B. List of characteristics

dishonest prone to lying
gossipy impolite/rude
jealous braggart
irritable depressed
fearful selfish

You will see that the B list contains words which are not necessarily negative. For instance, to be afraid is not always bad, but to be afraid of everything, especially trying, can be negative. Where are your highest numbers? Do you think you are primarily positive or negative? There will be a chance to write other characteristics not included in the lists.

[LO 3.2]

This is me!

Design your own label.

  • Be very creative.
  • Make use of colour, form, photos, words, etc. to create your own, unique label. Remember, there is nobody else who is 100% like you.
  • Even your fingerprints are different from everybody else. You can put your thumb into coloured paint or ink to make a thumbprint. Use your thumbprint as part of your label.

Complete:

According to this label I am:

[LO 3.2]

You are what you think!

Assessment

Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 3
Personal development The learner will be able to use acquired life skills to achieve and extend personal potential to respond effectively to challenges in his or her world.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
  • analyses and discusses factors which influence self-concept formation and self-motivation;
  • reflects on appropriate behaviour in different kinds of interpersonal relationships.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
How can I make nanorobot?
Lily
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
how can I make nanorobot?
Lily
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Life orientation grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 12, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11048/1.1
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