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My Philosophy of Life 1 Final Paper: My Philosophy of Life Amber DeNooy Colorado Christian University HUM 425 Professor: David Mullaney June 7, 2003
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My Philosophy of Life 2 Over the past 13 months that I have been attending CCU, I have learned a great deal about myself. This has been especially true during the past five weeks while in the Personal and Social Ethics course. Our philosophy of life greatly influences our ethical decision-making. This paper will discuss several areas related to my philosophy of life, including my character traits, worldview, theory of knowledge and truth, and principals and values that direct my life. Section 1: Character Traits Who am I? The complete answer to this question would be far too long to discuss in the context of this paper. Therefore, in this section, I will focus on one of my most defining characteristics and two other areas that define who I am. I consider being a Christian my most defining characteristic. My beliefs impact everything in my life. Because my beliefs impact my view on life, they will be discussed in greater detail in section two of this paper. Over the course of this Management of Human Resources (MHR) program, I have learned more about two other areas that define who I am. In one of the MHR courses, we took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (Myers & Briggs, 1993). The MBTI measures personality preferences in four different areas: extraversion (E) versus introversion (I), sensing (S) versus intuition (N), thinking (T) versus feeling (F), and judging (J) versus perceiving (P). When I took the MBTI, I learned that my profile is I, N, F, J/P. The INFJ profile reads: Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision (p. 2). The INFP profile reads:
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My Philosophy of Life 3 Idealistic, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them. Want an external life that is congruent with their values. Curious, quick to see possibilities, can be catalysts for implementing ideas. Seek to understand people and to help them fulfill their potential. Adaptable, flexible, and accepting unless a value is threatened (p. 2). I think these profiles are fairly accurate descriptors of my personality. In another MHR course, we took the Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description (LEAD) instrument. The LEAD instrument profiles personal leadership styles. My primary leadership styles are S3, participating, and S2, selling. These leadership styles are appropriate for followers who are able but unwilling or insecure and unable but willing or confident, respectively. My secondary leadership style is S1, telling, and is appropriate for followers who are unable and unwilling or insecure (Center for Leadership Studies, 1998). Like my MBTI profile, I also agree with my LEAD profile. Both the MBTI and the LEAD helped me to gain insight into my personality preferences
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