My World View Paper

My World View Paper

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My World View Paper

1. My Identity

a) Who are you?

My name is XXX. I was born and raised in Iran until I was 3 years old.

b) What are your social identities?

Being born in Iran I consider my ethnicity as an Iranian. Besides, I identify with the Iranic culture. Having been born from an Islamic populated country, I am characterized with strong Islamic influence. Also, I speak Iran language.

c) My Values

My values are fundamental and essential beliefs that motivate or guide my actions and attitudes. Most importantly, they help me determine what is more significant in my life. My values describe the personal attributes that I embrace to guide my activities; the kind of person I want to be; the way that I treat myself and others; and the way I interact with the environment around me. I believe that my good values serve as the overarching principles that govern my behavior. Specific values have shown me to be resilient throughout my life; they represent conduct that is consistently moral or appropriate. Some of my values include; kindness; I always believe that the act of being kind, compassionate, polite, and thoughtful have the possibility of making the world around us a happier place. Being kind has boosted my feelings of being in control, happy, and confident and has assisted me in inspiring others to emulate my suitable activities. In addition, I am an honest person, and this attribute has made it possible for other people to trust me by being trustworthy, loyal, and sincere.

Moreover, I am a responsible person, and I always believe that recognizing my faults and taking ownership of fixing them has been critical to my growth and success. Besides, being accountable and getting things done have boosted my self-esteem and improved my interactions with others. Another value that I possess is integrity. I always try to live according to my deepest values, be honest to others, and keep my word. My integrity value has been so helpful since, in most cases, I have been considered for vital promotions and leadership positions. Also, I am respectful, and I always accept other people for who they are, even if we differ or I can’t entirely agree with their opinions. When it comes to relationships, I believe that respect builds feelings of trust, well-being, and safety. I have learned that being respectful does not have to be a natural value; instead, it is something we know as we grow. Furthermore, I am a courageous person, and this value boosts my self-confidence and gives me the strength to go after the things I believe are important to me without fear. Lastly, I am a generous person; this value has proven to be good for my health since I always feel happier, fulfilled, and more peaceful when I am helpful to others.

d) My Biases

Despite the good values that I possess, I still have some biases. I believe that everyone has their own biases; thus, I don’t regret having mine, either. It is crucial to recognize and work through any unconscious prejudices that an individual may have to improve our interactions with others. Among my biases include; gender bias. As I grew, I watched women being discriminated against in several situations. As a lady, I was not too fond of it, and thus why I became gender-biased, favoring women over men. I always believe that women can do better and that I work hard toward women’s empowerment. The other bias is confirmation bias, the affinity to search and use information that confirms my views and expectations.

e) Thesis = how your social identities shaped your values and biases

Been born from one of the richest countries, I believe in success. Besides, I consider myself to be a high standard, educated, and a brilliant person. I always want to be on civilization and this has given me a reason to work hard and become responsible. In addition, been a religious person I have an understanding of why we should life in harmony with other people and why we should be kind to others.

2. My Personality

i) My Meyer’s Briggs Personality type

After completing Meyer’s Briggs Type Indicator, the results revealed that my personality type is a protagonist (ENFJ-T). I possess extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging personality traits. Being extraverted means I get a lot of energy from interacting with other people, and I express my enthusiasm openly. As an Intuitive person, I may be predisposed to focus on nebulous concepts and hypothetical outcomes. Besides, my feeling personality characteristic shows that I always emphasize social harmony, expressing my sensitivities and feelings, cooperation, and empathy. In addition, with my judging personality characteristic, I am well-organized and decisive. Besides, I always value clarity, and I prefer planning over impulsiveness. Lastly, my turbulent traits make me sensitive to stress and a goal-oriented and self-conscious person.

i) My Strengths

Being a protagonist, I have various strengths, such as being a tolerant person and always considering other individuals’ opinions even though their views are not similar to mine. Also, I am reliable, and thus I always make other people feel safe around me by not letting them down. Besides, I am very responsible in my duties and always remember to fulfill any promise I make to a person. Additionally, I am charismatic, and I value this strength because it helps me influence others and help them find their way into leadership positions easily. I find it fascinating to inspire others through my thoughts and actions. My last strength is that I am an altruistic person meaning that I am a loyal and caring person with a solid aspiration to solve other peoples’ concerns and problems.

iii) My Areas of growth

Despite my strengths as a protagonist, I have several areas of growth that I need to address. First, I need to look at my weakness of being too sensitive and focusing too much on other people’s requirements which leaves me emotionally exhausted. Thus, I need to focus more on my emotional well-being. Another area of growth I need to consider is that I am over-idealistic. As a protagonist, I strongly believe in my ideals, and thus due to over-idealism, I tend to set very high goals, which sometimes I do not achieve. Therefore, I need to set achievable goals so that I avoid some frustrations. In addition, I need to grow my self-esteem and start being confident in my abilities. I need to learn how to maintain high self-esteem and respect my worth and skills even when I do not achieve my set goals. Lastly, I need to pay as much attention to my needs and desires as I am focused on other people’s needs and requirements. 

3. Factors that Shaped my Identity

a) My privileges

I possess several privileges, such as religious privilege. I am privileged to be Christian, a dominant religion where I live. Having a religious privilege means that I am not likely to be persecuted based on my religious affiliation, meaning I can worship safely and freely. Another privilege that I have is a socioeconomic privilege; thus, I do not have to worry about managing to pay for necessities such as shelter and food, and I do not have the burden of debt. Besides having socioeconomic privilege, I can afford quality physical and mental health care. My last privilege is a heterosexual privilege, meaning I never feel unsafe when associating with my romantic partner in public.

b) How My Privileges have Shaped My Values and Biases

Having a religious privilege has helped me gain respect from many people since, where I live, people from the dominant religion are respected and are not judged based on their religious affiliation. Besides, having socioeconomic privilege has helped me be generous to others. When I can cater to my needs, I can also help others who do not have the little I have. Lastly, through heterosexual privilege, I have boosted my self-confidence, loyalty, and honesty.

c) Oppressions that I Carry

One of the oppressions that I carry is sexism. Being a lady, I have often faced discrimination based on my sex and gender. Also, I take classism oppression where being a middle-class person; I am always discriminated against by high social class people who are wealthy and powerful. Lastly, another oppression I carry is lookism since my body fits well in social ideals, and I am sometimes treated differently from people whose bodies and faces do not.

d) How My Oppressions have Shaped My Values and Biases

Even though I do not appreciate that I have to face these oppressions, they have helped me shape my values and biases. For example, facing sexism has made me a gender-biased person, always aiming for women’s empowerment. Also, facing class oppression has helped me become more generous by proving that not only those in high social classes can help those who do not have one, but also middle-class people. Facing lookism oppression has helped me boost my self-confidence.  

4. Understanding and Transforming Biases

a) How Biases will make it difficult for me to work with Certain Populations

Having a confirmation bias will make it difficult for me to involve with information that challenges my views, thus leading to poor decision-making. Having a confirmation bias will limit me from working with people who have better ideas than mine since I will always feel the urge to reject their opinions believing that my thoughts and beliefs are correct. In addition, being a person who always favors women over men, it will be difficult for me to work with men since I will always feel that I am only supposed to work with women in the name of women empowerment. b) How to Counteract My Biases to ensure I do not Unconsciously Oppress Others

One thing that I can do counteract my biases and ensure that I do not unconsciously oppress others in my social work practice is to make considered decisions. I will ensure that before making any decision, I consider other peoples’ opinions and views to ensure that I come up with the best decision. Secondly, I will widen my social circle by interacting with individuals from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to gain insight into how people approach different situations. Lastly, I will utilize rotas to ensure equality and minimize the potential for gender stereotyping.

5. Becoming who I am meant to be in the world

a) How My social Identities, Privileges, and Oppressions have Shaped My Values

My social identities, privileges, and oppressions have played a significant role in shaping my values. My privileges, such as religious privilege, have influenced my values and morals in multiple ways. Being religious has helped shape how I think about and respond to the world around me. I have understood why we should make the world around us happier by being kind, polite, and compassionate to others. Besides, being religious has helped me shape values such as honesty, integrity, and loyalty. In addition, socioeconomic privilege has helped me shape my value of generosity by constantly feeling the desire to share what I have with those who do not have it. Lastly, heterosexual privilege has helped me learn the importance of being loyal and respectful to my romantic partner.

Moreover, some of my oppressions have helped me shape my values. For example, facing sexism has taught me why we should not discriminate against anyone despite their gender or sex. This has helped me remember the importance of practicing equality in all circumstances. Also, facing classism oppression has helped me become a respectable person who always respects other people despite their social class.

b) How My Meyer’s Brigg’s personality Type Informs about My Future Plans

Knowing my personality type has played a significant role in planning my future since it has helped me better understand myself and those around me. Besides, it has helped me to comprehend better how I can achieve more than what I have by setting a concrete goal that I believe I can achieve. Knowing the protagonist as my personality type has helped me to identify my plan based on my strengths and personality preferences.

c) Introducing My Future Plans

Having a protagonist personality type, I desire to serve others; thus, I plan to work as a social worker. Being a protagonist, I have a lot of passion for helping others, and I love making a change in people’s lives. Therefore, social work is an ideal field for a person like me who wishes to be a force of change and empower individuals who need the most help. Since I have always wanted to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, I believe that working as a social worker will help me a chance to help different people as much as possible.

d) How I will Work for Social Justice in My Future Career

As a social worker, I will work for social justice by empowering groups and individuals to influence institutions and social policies to promote social justice. In addition, I will work for social justice by advocating for a change to guarantee that all individuals, despite their social class, have equal access to opportunities and resources needed to satisfy their basic needs.