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For this project I was told to interview a person near my age and discuss her personality and attitude. For this assignment I have decided to interview a close friend named Alzeda. After a series of questions based on the outline given and the questions

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Final project: Interview Profile WRITTEN BY: LAKIA MARSHALL INSTRUCTOR: TALESHIA CHANDLER CLASS: BEH/225 For this project I was told to interview a person near my age and discuss her personality and attitude. For this assignment I have decided to interview a close friend named Alzeda. Alzeda, and I have known one another for about 10 years and I would like to think that our way of looking at life and views on most situations are quite similar. After a series of questions based on the outline given and the questions that were asked in class I will determine if my thoughts about our similar views are correct. The first questioned that was asked of Alzeda was "Do you feel you have an easier time learning something new if you see a person perform the task or if you perform the task yourself?" When asked this question I found that it was easier to learn if I were to look at a person complete the task and that I do not mind reading about the task but I would rather watch someone else complete the task. Alzeda answer was the same she said that she didn't really like to read so watching a person do the same task that she would have to read would be easier than to read and analyze directions.

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She also mentioned that her mother is a very giving and forgiving person so that taught her the value of human life and how to let things that were not that important go. I on the other hand also felt that it was my upbringing that helped to form my personality, but my outlook on life was very different. My parents taught me to be kind to people but not to let them take your kindness for weakness and that in my opinion is one of the things Alzeda does. I was also taught to forgive and to be the bigger person but my mother also told me fool me once shame on me fool me twice shame on you. Although we both agree that it is our upbringing and life experience that has formed our personalities out outlook on the world is very different. I think the next subject in our interview was the best for me when asked did she think that she was a self-monitoring person her initial response was "HUH?" After explaining what I meant by the question and having a quick laugh she answered this question by saying "I really don't know". So with that I went to look up a test that she could take that would determine whether or not she was a self-monitoring person.

Conclusion

She said that she enjoyed doing things that she could relate to or that mattered to her. As for myself I would have to say the same. I feel that I tend to do better work when it is something that I like to do. I took the question a step further and asked did the presence of pay change her mind about the answer. In other words would she rather be paid to do something that was not necessarily something she liked or was compelled to do or would she not get paid and do just the opposite. It was funny because I think in economic terms if it is going to make me money I'll sacrifice the fact of whether or not I like the task. For Alzeda she thought that if it was not something that you wanted to do whether you were getting paid or not it was not worth your happiness. I learned a lot about my friend during this interview. It is funny to think that even though we have different outlooks on situations we get along so well. I have also learned a lot about myself in the process for instance that I am a moderately high self -monitor. I was very shocked to learn that for as opinionated as Alzeda is she is a low self-monitor. I guess it is the differences in our friendship and our personalities and attitudes that make this friendship so great.

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