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  1. Self-Discovery Mrs. Hayes and Ms Beltran Ninth Grade Religion 2009

  2. Personality Traits Quiz • Rank on a scale from 1-5 how often the statements apply to you. • Use the score sheet to chart your answers and interpret basic trends. • Do you agree with your results? Do you think it accurately reflects your personality? • Give the quiz to a member of your family; an adult • Write an in-class paragraph in which you compare your results with the person to whom you gave the quiz

  3. Scoring and Interpretation A. Tendency to feel inferior (low sense of self-esteem) 1____ 9____ 10 ____ 18 ____ Total ____ divided by 4= _____

  4. B. Social competence ( ability to be at ease with, to cooperate with, and to gain cooperation) 2, 11, 19 C. Preference for variety (eagerness for new or different endeavors; ability to adjust easily to change) 3, 12, 20 D. Creativity (originality in thoughts and actions; ability to rearrange existing things into new patterns) 4, 13 E. Desire to dominate (tendency to compete, to view others as rivals, to manipulate, and to assume control of situations) 5, 14, 21, 23

  5. F. Exhibition (desire to attract notice and to be the center of attention) 6, 15G. Affiliation (need to feel a sense of belonging, to do things for and with others, and to be kind) 7, 16, 24, 26H. Autonomy (tendency to direct own life and actions, and to exercise personal choice, and to disregard external authority and control) 8, 17, 22, 25

  6. Comparative Paragraph Outline • TS: “Personality Traits Quiz”, self, and other person • B1: point of comparison 1: Section: … • B2: meaning about comparison 1 • M3: point of comparison 2: Section: … • M4: meaning about comparison 2 • E5: conclusion about your discovery

  7. Know Thyself! • Identity = sand in a pearl… built on experiences • What am I feeling? • What do I want? • *****What are people telling me? ***** • What are my talents? • What is in my control?

  8. “Who do you say I am?” • What is “good” changes from culture to culture and from time to time. • My opinion is as “good” as anybody else’s. • What I “feel” about another person is more important than who he or she is. • What is “true-for-me” is not necessarily true. • I alone decide how I will behave in society.

  9. “Tracking the Truth” A Fable • How do we find out what things really are and what they are for? Most often, others tell us. But how do they find out? • How can we find out what things are if we are in another country and do not speak their language? • How did people find out the world was not flat? • How did people find out what to use for food? Money? • How did people find out what was useful for medicine? • How do we treat people who are from another country and do not want to follow our traditions? Like saluting the flag, or praying?

  10. Epistemology • The first step toward wisdom is learning to call a thing by its right name. • Why is this idea important? • Who tells us how to be women? • Who decides what it means to be a “good” person? • Who decides how we should love our neighbors?

  11. Think about it…Talk about it! • Groups you and your best friend belong to • Same or different high school • Same or different birth month • Same or different place of birth • Tall or short • Talkative or quiet • Introverted or extroverted • Live in same city or different cities • Like school or does not like school • Athletic or non-athletic • Single parent or two-parent household • Brothers or sisters or only child • Oldest or youngest or middle • Catholic or non-Catholic • Same race, same culture

  12. Faith Reflection Philippians 4:8-9 adapted My brothers and sisters, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. Put into practice what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. And the God who gives us peace be with you.

  13. Faith ReflectionDeclaration on Religious Freedom, 3 Truth is to be sought in a manner proper to the dignity of the human person and our social nature. The inquiry is to be free, carried on with the aid of teaching…and dialogue. In the course of these, we explain to one another the truth we have discovered, or think we have discovered, in order thus to assist one another in the quest for truth.

  14. Finding Truth • Easier to find truth within our community • Check for mistakes in our thinking • Make certain we did not leave anything out • Make certain our opinion is valid • Speak up when we see wrong to help correct what is wrong • To build a better community • To become a better person

  15. Bible Readings • The Wealth of Wisdom Prov 8:1-10 • Nature and God’s Will Job 38:1-7 • Solomon 1Kings 3:6-14 • Balaam Num 22:22-35 • God’s Will Everywhere Acts 17:22-28 • Most likely you have been in an argument with your parents when suddenly it all became clear: they’re right • But you keep on arguing. When that happens, you are not honestly looking for the truth. What are you looking for? Why?

  16. I am Me! • Me • Girl • Daughter • Student • Aspire to be • Color • Feeling • Talent (gift) • Desire (want)

  17. Questions • Why are the starling’s and ostrich’s opinion about Bernie wrong? • Why is gold considered more valuable than dirt? • Why are humans more important than animals? • Why is it wrong to call people names? (human dignity) • What is the difference between an animal and a lump of coal? • What is the difference between wasting food and wasting snowballs? • What is the value of an uninformed opinion? • What is the thing that establishes the truth or falsehood of any statement?