Standberry1 Jaida Standberry Professor Cannon Jr Sociology 1101 01 March 2019 Analytical Assignment When it comes to first impression and first looks people would project that I am a person who is a nice and pretty girl, but at the same time would say that I am what they would call “bougie”. But when they get to know me as a person they have an different impression and they realize that you shouldn’t judge people before you get to know them. “Never judge a book by its cover” a well-famous quote meaning people prejudge the worth or value in something or someone by its outward appearance. In our society we tend to judge people just because they are different or unique in their own way and doesn’t feel like they have too fit in to be normal. Although, as a group of different nationalities and ethnicities we worry about our appearance a lot and how people will “think of me” or “think of us”. As I was growing up people would try to bully me when I was in middle school because they thought I was smaller than them, thought I was too nice, too weird and they could intimidate me. At first, I didn’t pay attention to those types of people because they just wanted to feel better about themselves by putting other people down. I’m a lot different from my mother and sister, I’m the nice one out of the bunch of us and people would always tend to try and run over on me instead of them and I didn’t like it. So, while growing up I started to take a different approach, I realized that sometimes being quiet, not paying attention and being too nice is not enough. No matter what people say or do to you always stick up for yourself and never let anyone run over you, that’s what I had to do. The Standberry2 situation with being called stuck up or having a bad attitude came from the experience that I had with being too nice and having people think they can take advantage or you. I didn’t want people to think I was a mean person, but I also wanted them to know that I was not a pushover. Basically, that’s what my generation does to people, they want to change them and make other people be like them. When its constantly happening you start to think how your acting is normal and your realizing that you’re not yourself, you’re a sculpture of what people made you become. Eventually, I went back to that nice and weird person that I was back in middle school because I didn’t want what people thought of me to change myself. Although I still kept that small attitude under my sleeve just in case. My high school years were much different than middle school, I was more comfortable and confident in my skin. I learned to except myself and the way talked, looked, and acted. I started to love myself and my confidence pushed me into acting and modeling. In reference to George Herbert Mead theory he argued that the self, which is the part of a person personality consisting of self-awareness and self-image, is a product of social experience. When I started to grow up and started to develop, people would start looking at me as a model and started saying I should consider modeling. At first, my career choice wasn’t modeling it was much more of acting but modeling was always something that I thought was interesting so I took their advice. I started doing fashion shows, photoshoots, and really building my experience and I’m glad that I did because modeling is the best thing that happened to me and I will become a supermodel. In conclusion Meads theory is too show how people develop over time with other people personalities and opinions on you. At the end of the day love yourself for who you are, it’s okay to grow up and become mature but don’t let society change you because of other people. “The Standberry3 beauty of face is not a separate quality but relation or proportion of qualities to each other” (Mead 1863).