Self-Enhancement Possibilities

 

1. HEALTH

o Weight control
o Physical condition: Improve stamina,
body shape and tone, vitality.
o Stop self-defeating behaviors:
Eliminate drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse; stop avoiding dentist or
doctor.

2. INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

o Reasoning: Spot logical errors,
semantic fallacies.
o Analysis: Learn to ask better
questions.
o Articulation: Learn to express ideas
orally and in writing.
o Information: Acquire knowledge, form
opinions based on evidence.

3. EMOTIONAL SKILLS

o Empathy training: Listen better, increase sensitivity to others’ wants and feelings
o Assertion: Improve communication of feelings, positive and negative, verbally and nonverbally; expressing opinions; standing up for rights.
o Relate to children in a non-authoritarian way.
o Experimental relating: Do opposite of “natural” tendency; choose previously rejected persons; tolerate
discomfort.
o Loneliness tolerance training: Gradually increase periods of solitude.
o Rational-emotive therapy: Integrate feelings, beliefs and actions; understand cognitive blocks to emotional well-being and effective living.

4.SEXUALITY

o Information: You can’t know too much: check truth of commonly held ideas.
o Freedom from compulsions: Challenge ideas behind compulsions
o Remove inhibitions that are self-defeating: express wishes, dreams, desires.
o Experimentation: Vary partners, techniques, circumstances, approaches.

5.INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES (RECREATIONAL)

o Follow up on long-desired interest or activity
o Intensify current hobby.
o Take up related hobby, sport or pursuit.
o Try several new interests or activities — you may like
one or two

6. SELF-MANAGEMENT

o Cooking and food preparation.
O Home and auto maintenance.
O Bookkeeping, budgeting, and tax
records.

7. SOCIAL SKILLS

o Develop friendships; or enhance
intimacy of old ones
o Improve skills in dealing with sex-love
partners: Meeting, initiating, attracting, etc.
o Express more affection: See no. 3
above.

8. CAREER/INCOME

o Investigate potential for advancement.
o Check out other positions, salaries
o Investigate investment possibilities,
freelancing opportunities

9. PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT

o Evaluate residence and possessions.
o Dispose of inappropriate items, and
acquire relevant ones.
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