Title

Analysis of Self: My Life's Impact on Personal and Professional Identity

Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to provide an in-depth analysis of the personal, social, and cultural factors that have impacted my identity and identify how these have shaped my personal and professional identity. In the first section of this paper, I provided background information on all of these factors, beginning with my experiences in childhood. In the second section of this paper, I provided results from two personality assessments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory and defended why I believe my results are consistent with my sense of self. In the third section, I interviewed family members and close friends to obtain a sense of how I am perceived by others. In the final section, I pulled together the data obtained from all previous sections as well as Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Theory and Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory to formulate a theoretical conceptualization of myself. Finally, I discussed the implications of my identity on my career as a counselor, and provided a plan for further development and self-growth.

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