The roles that a person plays in circles in society, in a family, in the workplace, or even while driving on the road are linked to each other and can have positive or adverse affects on each other. One situation or role where a person is encouraged behave in a negative manner can alter or totally nullify another situation or role where a person is encouraged to behave in a positive manner. The personality traits of that person can have an affect on how much of an impact role strain causes between roles. In this paper I will analyze my own personality traits, my most important roles, my overview of my level of performance in those roles, and how I feel those roles have and are affecting each other.
[...] This ideal can be applied to life in general. Shedding vanity in favor of modesty will ultimately leave a person more time to achieve their own ends. I would describe myself as being moral. Believing in a set of values, even when there are no immediate consequences apparent in acting contrary to them is very important to me. (And I believe it is important to most people, to a certain extent.) Respecting one's body, keeping away from excess (For example, excess drinking or eating.) are just a few examples of what morality is. [...]
[...] Some people may require even more work than I do; to write every single day and to read every single day. If I was asked whether or not I feel as though I am working hard and am well on my way to becoming a good writer, I would say yes, that I fulfill this role. If I was asked whether or not I have a mastery of the English language and all of its quirks, I would say no. [...]
[...] There is a large web of rules and regulations that we as Americans must follow in order to keep our existence as it is now. I believe there has only been one time in my life where I crossed the line from being a good citizen to being a bad one; I received a ticket for railroad trespassing in the city of Royal Oak when I was fifteen. Train tracks run straight through downtown Royal Oak to the train station at its heart. [...]
[...] I had to take tests to get a driver's license. I have to obey traffic laws. In the state of Michigan I am required to have auto insurance. One is expected to not shoot vulgarities out the window at someone they feel is not driving safe. As simple as these rules sound, for most of us it is sometimes difficult to follow them. I do my best to not break traffic laws. Looking back at my traffic record I am not doing badly in this area. [...]
[...] In addition to this, I am also expected to attend family gatherings on holidays to spend time with other members of our family. In general, a certain amount of time must be set aside for just mom, dad, and son. Granted that keeping involved in a family is not a once in a while job; it takes dedication to maintain a healthy family life. I feel as though I am keeping up with the level of maintenance that is required for this role. [...]
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