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Personal growth vectors: Seven suggestions March 4, 2014

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development, Goal Setting and Realization.
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In addition to building knowledge and practical skills, one of the key reasons people engage in a program of personal growth is to work at realizing the full potential inherent in developing a mature personality.

This applies regardless of the age at which we begin a serious individual effort to maximize personal development in our lives.

In many cases, what can work for a young person can apply equally well to many of us as we grow older.

Arthur W. Chickering, an educational researcher known for his seminal research on the personal development needs of undergraduate students, identified seven vectors of personal development for young adults during their undergraduate years.(1)

(1) Developing competence

(2) Managing emotions

(3) Achieving autonomy and interdependence

(4) Developing mature interpersonal relationships

(5) Establishing identity

(6) Developing purpose

(7) Developing integrity

This seems like a good set of guideposts for our personal growth programs that we could apply regardless of our stage in life.

(1) Source: Wikipedia


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