Unique Benoi1.docx - Unique Benoit COU 600 Self-Appraisal Paper\"Survival of the fittest is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory

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Unique Benoit COU 600 Self-Appraisal Paper 3/25/19 "Survival of the fittest" is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory. This theory described the process of natural selection. So, when people ask me how my mom came up with the name Unique, I jokingly reply “Survival of the fittest.” When finding out she was pregnant, my mom learned that she was having her first baby boy. One night as she was sleeping, she felt some sharp pains in her stomach, Unfortunately, she was having a miscarriage. Usually after a miscarriage, the womb is to be scrapped to avoid any infections. Since my mom was so distraught the doctors put off on scrapping the womb until later. The next morning my mom said she felt something in her belly kicking. Of course, doctors suggested that this could be her way of grieving and she could be feeling phantom kicks. She was persistent and demanded another ultrasound. To her and the doctor’s surprise there was another baby in her womb, me. This is how I came about, this is how I received my name because of this one unique situation. I often wonder what have it been like if I had a twin who would I be as a person? Growing up, I always go back to the times when I was a little girl. To me, I would have been considered different and I feel like it shaped me to the person I am today. I always joke about being the social butterfly that I am today, because growing up, I was the kid that everyone made fun of and did not want to talk to. This was an essential part of my childhood and furthermore, a major learning experience. From the tender age of five to well into my preteens I had difficulties communicating with people who weren’t my immediate family. It wasn’t that I could not talk, I just found it
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overwhelming to hold conversations with people. This affected me in many ways growing up. I remember being taken out of my class in first grade, and brought back to kindergarten. After school, I ask my mom why wasn’t I in class with my best friend anymore. She explained “because you’re acting like you can’t talk. The teachers thought it was best to put you back in the red building.” She then pleaded saying that I needed to talk because I knew how and could not stop running my mouth at home. In fifth grade, I vividly remember getting book thrown at me and just sitting there. I wasn’t sure why I couldn’t just turn around and say “stop!” something so simple, I didn’t have the courage to do. To me this was a turning point in my life. Piaget’s Cognitive development theories described children ages 7-11 to experience The Concrete Operational Stage. It is believed that at this stage, children starts to thing logically about concrete events that occur throughout their life. Going into six grade, into a new middle school where I didn’t know anybody, I knew that the only way I would prevent myself from getting picked out was to be more sociable. That concrete event was that if I was the weird awkward quite girl who always sat in the front of the class and didn’t have many friends that I would get picked on more. After applying that
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