Ethnicity: White, caucasian
Location: Dallas, TX
Education: Currently a high school student
Class Status: Junior
Primary Language: English
Religious Preference: Methodist
Work: Currently unemployed
Marital Status: Not married
Household: Two parent household, with one brother
My name is Turner Rejebian, I am 17 years old and live in Dallas, Tx. I currently attend Highland Park High School, and am a Junior. In school I would am a good student and a hard worker. I play football and baseball, for both the school as well as select teams. Sports take up a large part of my life and I am constantly working to improve my skills at each sport. Football and baseball are a huge part of my live and I strive to go play baseball at the college level. I believe that I enjoy sports so much is because I am an ultra competitive person, and love to go up against other people. The challenge of being successful in sports is something that exhilarates me and I love it. Along with sports, I enjoy being outdoors. Something about being in the country puts my mind at ease. In the woods is where I find myself when I have available time. Hunting and fishing are two activities that I have done with my dad since I was able to walk, and I love being in the woods spending time with my father. For me fishing and hunting are not just hobbies, they are a way of life. I have my own fishing business which I started when I was in 5th grade. Big T's Fishin' Camp has been one of my pride and joys since I started it all those years ago. During the summer I teach over 100 kids ages 4-10 the basics of fishing, and try to pass the love of the outdoors that I have to kids in Highland Park. Along with all of this, I love to hang out with my friends. Being with other people is what I like to do on the weekends. I enjoy making my friends laugh and have a good time. Seeing others have as good of a time as I am having is awesome. My friends, are something I cherish. I love to be with them and have a good time. One thing that I consider to be important is including everyone and meeting new people, because you never truly know about someone until you talk to them. Overall, I consider myself and outgoing and funny guy, and am always willing to meet to people and put a smile on their face.
My personality type based on the Myers-Briggs personality test is ENTP "The Visionary". The summary of the ENTP personality type from, www.personalitypage.com, is as follows, "In general, ENTPs are upbeat visionaries. They highly value knowledge, and spend much of their lives seeking a higher understanding. They live in the world of possibilities, and become excited about concepts, challenges and difficulties. When presented with a problem, they're good at improvising and quickly come up with a creative solution. Creative, clever, curious, and theoretical, ENTPs have a broad range of possibilities in their lives." I believe that this is an accurate representation of my personality type because I am a person that is always looking forward to the future and what it has in store. As a person, I love to take on challenges and try to understand and solve the given issue. Therefore, I feel like "The Visionary" personality type fits me very well. Some strengths of the ENTP personality type are as follows: ENTP's are knowledgable, quick thinkers, original, excellent brainstormers, charismatic, and energetic. This personality type also has its weaknesses, and those are: ENTP's can be argumentative, insensitive, intolerant, can find it difficult to focus, and dislike practical matters. Some careers that fit this personality type are entrepreneurs, which fits me very well because I run my own business, called Big T's Fishin' Camp, a summer camp were I teach over 100 kids ages 4-10 years old the basics of fishing. Another occupation is an architect, this also fits me because I'm very interested in pursuing this career and am going to intern at a firm this summer. ENTP's also have their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to relationships. We are enthusiastic, upbeat, and popular, and can be very charming. ENTP's have excellent communication skills and are extremely interested in self-improvement and growth in their relationships. We are laid-back and flexible, usually easy to get along with. According to ,www.personalitypage.com, we are, "Big idea-people, usually good at making money, take their commitments and relationships very seriously, able to move on with their lives after leaving a relationship." From, www.personalitypage.com, ETNP's also have their weaknesses, "Always excited by anything new, they may change partners frequently. Tendency to not follow through on their plans and ideas. Their love of debate may cause them to provoke arguments. Big risk-takers and big spenders, not usually good at managing money. Although they take their commitments seriously, they tend to abandon their relationships which no longer offer opportunity for growth."Some traits of the ENTP of "Visionary" personality type that I recognize in myself are that I can have different points of view on most things, I find ways to do things differently, and I can hold my own in any argument. There are also some others which can be found at http://personalitypage.com/html/ENTP_per.html. My basic results from the test are as follows.
Along with the Myers-Briggs personality test, I also took the Big Five personality test, and my results are as follows.
I feel like this test was less accurate than the Myers-Briggs test, but still had some aspects that I agree with. This was an interesting test in the fact that there was some feedback that I was not expecting, like the fact that I scored so high in the Extraversion category.
Both of these tests support the idea of humanism, and how I use critical thinking to solve the problems that I face everyday. The tests that I have taken use the Behaviorist approach to psychology, they combine elements of philosophy, methodology, and theory to get a result. Along with the Behaviorist theory, the tests used the Social-Cognitive Theory. The tests can be directly related to observing others within the context of social interactions, experiences, and outside media influences. Another approach to the study of human personality which was used in the tests was the Trait theory, which is primarily interested in the measurement of traits.
Based on the results from my Johari window, I was agree with what others thought about my personality. Most people think that I am friendly, confident, and funny. Which are traits that I believe I possess. I think it is interesting to see what your peers think about you, compared to what you think about yourself. These results also compared similarly to the results from the other tests that I took. My belief is that a test like this will help you become a better person, by showing what people think about you and showing what you need to work on to become a better human being. Other theories that can be associated with these tests are the Psychoanalytic Theory and the Neo-Freudian Theory, first laid out by Sigmund Freud.
The Sensorimotor Stage
During this stage, infants and toddlers acquire knowledge through sensory experiences and manipulating objects. At this point in development, a child's intelligence consists of their basic motor and sensory explorations of the world. By learning that objects are separate and distinct entities and that they have an existence of their own outside of individual perception, children are then able to begin to attach names and words to objects. When I went through this stage I learned how to walk when I was 11 months old, according to my mother. I began to learn how to control my body and was able to preform basic movements.
The Preoperational Stage
At this stage, kids learn through pretend play but still struggle with logic and taking the point of view of other people. They also often struggle with understanding the ideal of constancy. During this stage I loved to play with toys, and my mom says, that she could see that I had a very big imagination.
The Concrete Operational Stage
Kids at this point of development begin to think more logically, but their thinking can also be very rigid. They tend to struggle with abstract and hypothetical concepts. At this point, children also become less egocentric and begin to think about how other people might think and feel. Kids in the concrete operational stage also begin to understand that their thoughts are unique to them and that not everyone else necessarily shares their thoughts, feelings, and opinions. At this point in my life I became an independent thinker, and began to solve challenges that I was faced with on my own.
The Formal Operational Stage
The final stage of Piaget's theory involves an increase in logic, the ability to use deductive reasoning, and an understanding of abstract ideas. At this point, people become capable of seeing multiple potential solutions to problems and think more scientifically about the world around them. When I reached this stage of development, I was a very independent thinker. I could process information and make decisions of my own and was able to understand things from a different point of view.
Infancy (birth to 18 months) Trust vs. Mistrust
Children develop a sense of trust when caregivers provide reliabilty, care, and affection. A lack of this will lead to mistrust. When I was at this stage I relied on my mother, but became more independent as I got older according to my mom. When you are this young you need to rely on your parents for basic needs.
.Early Childhood (2 to 3 years) Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
Children need to develop a sense of personal control over physical skills and a sense of independence. Success leads to feelings of autonomy, failure results in feelings of shame and doubt. My mother told me that I started to feel guilt at this age, beck a use when I did something bad I would pretty much turn myself in.As said earlier, I was very independent when I was in this stage and like to do things on my own.
Preschool (3 to 5 years) Initiative vs. Guilt
Children need to begin asserting control and power over the environment. Success in this stage leads to a sense of purpose. Children who try to exert too much power experience disapproval, resulting in a sense of guilt. When I was in this stage I was constantly seeking out recognition for doing something that I thought was good or deserving of praise.
School Age (6 to 11 years) Industry vs. Inferiority
Children need to cope with new social and academic demands. Success leads to a sense of competence, while failure results in feelings of inferiority. During my elementary school years I was a very good student. School came essay to me, and I didn't have to try very hard to get good grades. Sports wise though, I was not that good and sometimes felt inferior to other kids that I considered were better than me.
Adolescence (12 to 18 years) Identity vs. Role Confusion
Teens need to develop a sense of self and personal identity. Success leads to an ability to stay true to yourself, while failure leads to role confusion and a weak sense of self. During this stage I began going through puberty, during puberty I underwent both physical and mental changes. I began to discover who I was as a person and what my role in society. Now I'm 17 years old and have a pretty good idea of who I am.
Young Adulthood (19 to 40 years) Intimacy vs. Isolation
Young adults need to form intimate, loving relationships with other people. Success leads to strong relationships, while failure results in loneliness and isolation. Based on my interview with my mom, she sees me in a relationship with a girl who has a good sense of humor and is laid back and easy going. She says that the person I will be with, will share the same interests as me and is similar to me as well.
.Middle Adulthood (40 to 65 years) Generativity vs. Stagnation
Adults need to create or nurture things that will outlast them, often by having children or creating a positive change that benefits other people. Success leads to feelings of usefulness and accomplishment, while failure results in shallow involvement in the world. During this stage, my mother says that she sees me working as an architect because I have a good mind for that kind of work. She says that I will be happy in my life because you need to be happy to have a good life.
Maturity(65 to death) Ego Integrity vs. Despair
Older adults need to look back on life and feel a sense of fulfillment. Success at this stage leads to feelings of wisdom, while failure results in regret, bitterness, and despair. When I look back on my life, I hope that I can say that I lived my life to the fullest. I want to be able to say that I have accomplished everything that I wanted to, and have no regrets. My mom believes that I will live a successful and full life.
I gathered a lot of my information from http://psychology.about.com