extended sense of self , writing homework help

Please reword/paraphrase the following 4 paragraphs. And keep the paragraphs numbered like the original even after you reword/paraphrase them:


Allport thought that well-adjusted people: Were motivated by conscious (as opposed to unconscious) processes (i.e., they were aware of their behavior and why they behave in the way they do). Have an extended sense of self (i.e., they are not self-centered). Relate warmly to others. Accept themselves for who they are, even their faults. Have a realistic perception of the world. Have insight and humor. Have a unifying philosophy of life (i.e., they have a clear purpose in life). Monica shows a number of these characteristics. She relates warmly to others, as is suggested by her loyal behavior toward her friends. She accepts herself, even her shortcomings, as evidenced by her ability to laugh at herself (which also exemplifies the criteria of having a sense of humor) and her ability to accept the fact that she sometimes loses her temper with her children. She has a realistic perception of the world: She is described as pragmatic and realizes that her daughter will be affected by her learning disability her whole life. She is motivated by conscious processes, as is indicated by her ability to observe her own behavior and respond to it. For example, she knows she sometimes loses her temper with her children because she is tired. Monica also seems to display an extension of herself: She does not seem self-centered in that she is so supportive of her friends.


Central dispositions are key characteristics of a person. Secondary traits are more specific and less central or important to a personality. Cardinal traits are very pervasive, so pervasive that they intrude upon a wide range of a person’s activities. Few people have cardinal traits. Allport thought that we all have five to ten central dispositions that friends would describe us as having. Monica is described as loyal, talkative, good-hearted, perfectionistic, clean, and fun-loving.


Functional autonomy occurs when a behavior continues even after the original motivation for it is removed. In other words, there is a change in motivation, sometimes from something extrinsic to something intrinsic. An example of this is Monica’s trying out roller coasters because her children wanted to, but now she likes roller coasters so much she would go on them even without her children. This is preservative functional autonomy because riding roller coasters is probably not a core feature of Monica’s proprium.


Propriate striving is future oriented. It is the selection of the occupation or life goal. An adolescent knows their future must follow a basic plan, and in this sense, the childhood fantasies are either altered and adjusted, or gone. Monica has not attended college, but she feels insecure about her lack of education. Her friends are encouraging her to get an Associates degree in Legal Business studies, and become a legal assistant. This is something she has always wanted to do. In this sense, she has a future goal in mind and has a basic plan.