Developing Personal Identity and Character

Developing Personal
Identity and Character
Mr. Totheroh
Health Class
Character Cluster Chart
 Draw a center circle and label it character
 Draw 6 smaller circles around the
character circle
 Put one term inside the smaller circles that
you feel best describes character
 We will share our some of these terms and
see if any evolve as the day progresses
Your Personal Identity
 Personal Identity- your sense of yourself
as a unique individual.
 YOUR personal identity depends a lot on
your age and circumstances, other parts of
your identity are unique to YOU!!
How Identity Forms
 Role Model- someone whose success or
behavior serves as an example for you.
 YOUR identity will change throughout your
life as your interests change. Eventually
you will develop a clear sense of your own
values, interests, beliefs, occupational
goals, and relationship expectations.
Aspects of Identity
 Personality- A complex set of
characteristics that makes YOU unique.
 Your personality sets you apart from other
people and determines how you will react
in certain situations.
 Some of us have loud personalities, others
are quiet, and sometimes we are in the
middle of both.
The Importance of Good Character
 Character- the distinctive qualities that
describe how a person thinks, feels, and
 Good character is an outward expression
of inner values and is a vital part of healthy
 Who are some people with good
character? Name some individuals with
bad character?
Traits of Good Character
 Trustworthiness- You are honest, loyal,
and reliable
 Respect- Considerate of others and
accept their differences
 Responsibility- You use self control, you
think before you act and consider the
 Fairness- You play by the rules, take turns,
and share.
 Caring- A caring person is kind and
 Citizenship- Demonstrating good
citizenship means you advocate for a safe
and healthy environment at school and
your community.
Working Toward a Positive Identity
 Recognize you strengths and weaknesses
 Demonstrate Positive Values
 Develop a Purpose in your life
 Form meaningful relationships
 Avoid unhealthful high-risk behaviors
 Contribute to the community
Have your terms of character
 Feel free to share with the class if any of
your terms of character have changed
since the beginning of this presentation.
Lets see your acting skills!!
 Group yourselves up into 4 or 5
(depending on class size)
 I will assign you a trait of character from
the Character Counts model
 You must then create a short skit where
that trait is modeled effectively. Don’t be
afraid to have funny skits (they must be
appropriate!) Everyone in your group
must be involved some way.