1. Self-manager is to do something that

1.     Self-manager

What:

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What does this word mean to me?

I am good at scheduling my time. Thus, I can allocate my time reasonably and accomplish tasks that I need to do. I am a self-manager including plan my schedule in advance. I will let the work follow my plan.

In your own words, explain the connotative meaning of this word you are using to describe yourself.

Self-manager is to do something that you did not want to do and perseverse anyway.

Why:

Why is this quality important to you?

Self-manager can make my live healthier and more productive.

Why is it a problem when someone is not like this?

If a person is not good at self- managing, maybe this person will finish each assignment in a hurry because they cannot manage the study time and free time reasonably.

How:

How have you demonstrated this quality in your personal and/or professional life?

A good self-manager can insist on independent thinking, have a long-term vision and help me good at dismantling complex works.

Give a specific, unique, and detailed example.

The strength of self-manager did help me enhance the work efficiency. For example, when I chased a higher TOEFL grades, I made a learning schedule for myself. I need to listen for one half hour, read for two hours and memorize 50 words everyday.

 

 

2.Team work skill

What:

What does this word mean to me?

People need to know how to cooperate with others in a high effective way.

 

In your own words, explain the connotative meaning of this word you are using to describe yourself.

For me, teamwork means a team of people working for a common goal and the team can finish perfectly.

Why:

Why is this quality important to you?

The teamwork is usual in our life. At school, there is an assignment that needs a classmate to cooperate with me to finish. When I have a job, I will teamwork with colleagues. Good teamwork skill could help me improve my work efficiency.

Why is it a problem when someone is not like this?

Without team work skill, the person will meet lots of problems such as lose the opportunity to make friends with team members and lack the chance to share with others to communicate creative ideas.

How:

How have you demonstrated this quality in your personal and/or professional life?

In fact, effective cooperation is the process of using other’s resources and making up for other’s deficiencies. In this process, I can appreciate the strengths of others while being good at giving play to my strengths.

Give a specific, unique, and detailed example.

For example, last semester I took ISB lab class. There is a teamwork job at the last of our class. The goal of our team is to know people like to use plastic bags or recycle bags when they go to the supermarket. Our team had 4 people, everyone had their task. And my primary job is go to the Meijer and Wholefood to observe and count how many plastic bags and recycle bags are be used in one hour. One of my team member is in charge of editing the PowerPoint. One of them need to offer the solution of using plastic bags. Like give some suggestions to encourage people to not use plastic bags. The duty of last team member is to explain the disadvantage of using plastic bags and advantages of using recycle bags. By doing this way, our team finished the job very fast and got a good grade at last.

 

 

3.Persistent

What:

What does this word mean to me?

No one can succeed casually, every successful person must have unswerving struggle behind the experience.

In your own words, explain the connotative meaning of this word you are using to describe yourself.

For me, persistence is to do the same thing everyday. Eating and sleeping are a necessary part of my life. So, I do it everyday.

Why:

Why is this quality important to you?

It is important for me because many thing must be persistent in order to have a good result. Adherence is victory.

Why is it a problem when someone is not like this?

Without persistence in doing something, the person may struggle to succeed.

How:

How have you demonstrated this quality in your personal and/or professional life?

If you give up halfway, your task is doomed to failure. But on the other hand, there is a chance of success as long as you persevere in your task.

Give a specific, unique, and detailed example.

Take myself as an example, when I was in high school I wanted to lose weight. Because I was fat at that time. I was heavier than most girl in my class. So I decided to lose weight by running and eating less at dinner. I insisted running for three months after class every day. At last, I lose about ten pounds. Persistence change my lifestyle. After this thing, running is a necessary task for me. It keeps me having a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

4.Independent

What:

What does this word mean to me?

Independnet is the ability of a person to survive independently in a society and not dependent on parents.

In your own words, explain the connotative meaning of this word you are using to describe yourself.

I am study in America now. Thus, I need to do lots of things without the help of my parents. To live independently from my parents and to create life on my own.

Why:

Why is this quality important to you?

Only independence means that I become an adult. Such as the nesting will fly in sky when it is independent, fish will swim alone in the ocean and I can live freely without my parents.

Why is it a problem when someone is not like this?

If someone is always dependent on their parents, the one cannot do anything once parents leave. As an independent people, the first reation of trouble in a problem is to solving this problem insteading of asking others for help.

How:

How have you demonstrated this quality in your personal and/or professional life?

Independent people can seize every opportunity of success.

Give a specific, unique, and detailed example.

When I was in junior high school, I took a volunteer activity about selling newspapers and using those money for charity. This activty hope children know how hard make money is and to be more independent. At first, I am very shy to ask people if they want to buy the newspaper. But when I conisder all of the money will be used to help others, I encourage myself to be brave. During the sell newspaper activity, I feel I become to be more independent.

 

 

5.Goal-oriented

 What:

What does this word mean to me?

Set a goal, and hardwork to achieve it.

 

In your own words, explain the connotative meaning of this word you are using to describe yourself.

The goal is essential for me. Each time I set different goals for myself and then set other new goals.

Why:

Why is this quality important to you?

Once I have set a goal for myself, I will strive to achieve it by achieving one goal after another, and I will become better.

Why is it a problem when someone is not like this?

If someone do not set a goal, then life will be boring and the person will not have incentive to be a better person.

How:

How have you demonstrated this quality in your personal and/or professional life?

During a time, I will set some goals for myself. In this semester, I set goals including get 4.0 in ACC202 class, go to the gym three times a week and cannot miss any assignment due.

Give a specific, unique, and detailed example.

For example, I hope to study abroad for my college education. Then I set a goal in my heart. I take more time in English and prepare the TOEFL test and SAT. During the high school, I always strive for this goal. In the end, I finally achieved the goal. In summary, people should be goal-oriented to become a better one.