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Lesson 3

Person in Community
Introduction
 This module aims to guide a person in in
becoming aware of himself/herself so that
he could serve meaningfully in the society.
 The concept of self-exploration is identical
with that of self-awareness wherein, a
person might discover characteristics &
talents that are new to him/her & could
also realize events in his/her life that could
lead to the occurrence of the significant
changes.
Concept
 Self-awareness  Square of Honesty
 Is essential as a first  An effective tool in
step in understanding knowing the students.
one’s role in the
community.
 Is defined with
theoretical basis as
cited in general & social
psychology.
 being conscious of the
overall experiences in
life & acknowledging
them
JOHARI WINDOWS MODEL
 Is also referred to as a
“disclosure/feedback model of self
awareness,” and by some people as
an information-processing tool.
 It was a tool designed to improve
self-awareness & mutual
understanding among individuals
within the group.
Johari Window Four Regions
1. OPEN
- What is know by the person about him/herself & is also known by
others.
2. BLIND
- what is unknown by the person about
him/herself but which others know.
3. HIDDEN
- what the person knows about him/herself
that others do not know.
4. UNKNOWN
- what is unknown by the person about
him/herself & is also unknown by others.
Concept of Personality
 It is common consideration that
when a person is aware of
himself/herself, establishing a good
relationship with the significant
people around become easy.
 Knowing one’s strength & weakness
is helpful in improving the quality of
life of an individual.
Dimensions of
Personality
 Physical  Socio-cultural
 “You are a product
 “You are your of your society and
body.” culture.”

 Transpersonal
 Psychological
 “You are a spiritual
being, a small
 “You are what you representation of
think you are.” the universe.”
Sources of Problems of a
Person
Source Action

 Deficit or lack  Fill it up

 Excess or surplus  Trim it down

 Inappropriateness  Right time, place and


person
 Ignorance
 Hurry-up
Social Responsibility:
Every Person’s Response
 Awareness of one’s social nature could
come only after self-awareness.
 The society of man is a system of long
established relationships.
 An individual can never live alone.
 Social responsibility involves building
harmonious relationship with significant
factors affecting the wholeness of an
individual.
A person should relate well with
the ff.
 Society
 Which consist of church, school, government, market, and
community
 Others
 Refers to significant others which include family, kinship, and
friends.
 Nature
 Pertains to the environment.
 God
 The Supreme Being who wants to inculcate values to
humanity.
 Self
 The nourished individual who is vital in understanding and
embracing the concept of social responsibility as well as in
promoting social relationships.
Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of
Needs

Self-actualization

Esteem needs

Belongingness needs

Safety needs

Physiological needs
Role of a Person in
Community
Development
Definition of Community

A human community is a
community or a group of
persons.
The Filipino Community

The Filipino community is


predominantly, rural, transitional,
particularistic, multilingual,
segmented, and developing.
Nature of Partner
Community
In the field of social work there are
three recognized types of
communities- the rural, urban,
and rurban.
Person in Community
 Itmeans that it is the community that defines the
person.
 A person in community is the one who practices
his/her social responsibility.
 A person in the community therefore, is one who
has deep sense of self-awareness; one who
understand the dimension of personality as well
as his concerns; and most importantly, one that
acknowledges his social responsibility.
 A concrete manifestation of this concept is
through the implementation of the NSTP-CWTS
program through the efforts of the students.