We are multidimensional people. This first means that we have a physical dimension that takes in our physical selves, the kinds of things we do and avoid doing, and the ways in which we deal with ourselves as physical/doing people. We have an emotional dimension that has to do with how we manage our emotions and feelings and how we understand and respond to the emotions and feelings of others. We have a moral dimension that has to do with our personal values, what we will do and what we will not do, what we think is okay and not okay, and how we manage ourselves as moral people. We also have a social dimension that has to do with being a friend, relating to other people, being involved in social activities, and other things related to our interpersonal relationships. Our sexual dimension has to do with how we handle ourselves sexually, how we see ourselves as sexual people, how we manage our sexual relationships, and how we treat others and expect to be treated sexually. We are also thinking people and have a cognitive or thinking dimension. This has to do with how we use logic and our intuitions, how we go about solving problems, how we go about trying to understand things around us, and how we use our minds and abilities to learn.
Our way of handling ourselves, what we think is important, and the impression we want to give to others within each of these dimensions go to make up our personal style. Please complete each of the sentences below, making one statement about yourself and your style. Try to make the statement true for you as you really are. You may finish the sentence in anyway that fits you.
1. Physically, I am
2. Emotionally, I am
3. Morally, I am
4. Socially, I am
5. Sexually, I am
6. Cognitively, I am
Check back to be sure that each statement represents a positive statement about you. If not, go back and refinish the statement, making a positive statement about yourself. It is your style you are talking about. Always think about what you have going for you first. There is plenty of time to think about the less flattering points.
Now, BE THE PERSON YOU ARE WITH STYLE ALL THE TIME ON PURPOSE.