As a Chinese national who grew up in Hong Kong, I could say that I am an individual who grew within two cultures that shaped my personality. As a Chinese, I view my parents' authority as something that is most importantly in need of attention. For this reason, I could say that I have been a pretty good child to them, trying to be the best that I could be to become what they actually expect of me. On the contrary though, because of respect and concern for their welfare in terms of not giving them any troubles as their child, I learned that I needed to keep personal issues to myself so as not to burden them anymore of anything since I know that they already have some other serious concerns to think about.
Yes, I could say that this particular background of my life has shaped my attitude towards others especially with regards the relationship that I have with my authorities. Understandably, I know that I have always tried my best to create the best character in me that I could use as a particular asset in my personal establishment of relationship with others.
As I grew up with my traditional family, my relationship with my parents has actually shaped my growth towards maturity. I lost my mother during the early years of my life. Another woman who is now my stepmother replaced her. Unfortunately, I do not have a fine relationship with my stepmother. ...
On the other hand, the relationship that I have with my father is not that good as well. I see him more of an authoritative individual rather than that of a person to whom I could confide my personal issues with. It is perhaps because of this particular personal development that I am not able to freely able to tell others of what I feel even to those whom I have intimate relationships with. Undeniably, this weakness on my part has caused me to loose some of my friends and other people whom I used to share special relationships with.
Because of the intelligence and personal flexibility that I have primarily got from my parents, I became more capable of dealing with the different challenges that came into my life as we immigrated to America. Remaining traditional in the middle of all cultural changes actually made more observable with regards the fact that I am still culturally connected with my family and with my nationality making me best disposed of for the adjustments that I needed to handle while living within a foreign country making me use my intelligence and personal flexibility in a much better sense.
In my relationships, I ensure that I m giving my best to ensure loyalty to my mate or to my friends. IT is through this that I know that I am able to become the best person that they need. Likely though, one of the weaknesses that I have s that I could not open myself too much with them making them feel like as if I am giving them less loyalty as well as trust as I really should.
With regards Maslow's hierarchy of needs, I could say that I am selflessly satisfied with my life right now. I could not say that I am completely able too realize everything that I have expected out of my life, but I