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<ul><li><p>PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT </p><p>THROUGH LIFE SKILLS</p><p>Ms. Adhila HassanSchool of Life Skills Education &amp; Social </p><p>Harmony,RGNIYD University,</p><p>Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.</p><p>http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.schattensprache.de/_img/start/start_anim_355.gif&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.schattensprache.de/en/&amp;usg=__Z2UP550NznAXvtQhckGSE-X-Y8Y=&amp;h=265&amp;w=355&amp;sz=132&amp;hl=en&amp;start=10&amp;tbnid=v11m04J52q2AWM:&amp;tbnh=90&amp;tbnw=121&amp;prev=/images?q=VERBAL+communication&amp;gbv=2&amp;hl=enhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.boodrow.com/mainwebsite/images/listening.gif&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.recoverthegospel.com/?m=200901&amp;usg=__zaRp_07ahg-IljCP71cnsh7QZP0=&amp;h=588&amp;w=442&amp;sz=21&amp;hl=en&amp;start=6&amp;tbnid=jhA2tdS68NKdzM:&amp;tbnh=135&amp;tbnw=101&amp;prev=/images?q=listening+ear&amp;gbv=2&amp;hl=enhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/251006-royalopera.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://leisurenet.net/LOemail/wider_moresection.cfm%3FsectionID%3DAAD%26PageNum_fourstory%3D8&amp;usg=__rwmCkF6jhWwmaGDsf9weLouRpcg=&amp;h=414&amp;w=330&amp;sz=46&amp;hl=en&amp;start=36&amp;tbnid=SQUxZcXRZ3TbxM:&amp;tbnh=125&amp;tbnw=100&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DCultural%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20</p></li><li><p>OBJECTIVES</p><p>By the end of the session you will be able to</p><p> know the concept of Life Skills</p><p> Understand the need and importance of Life Skills in day today life.</p></li><li><p>SKILLS </p></li><li><p>SKILLS</p><p> What are skills?</p><p> What is the difference between a skilled and unskilled person?</p><p> Why is it necessary to have skills?</p><p> How does one acquire skills?</p><p> Why should the skills be enhanced?</p></li><li><p>What are Skills? </p><p> Skills are the learned capacity which helps us to do a task effectively. </p><p> Skills are abilities to use know-how to complete tasks.</p><p> Skills are acquired through practice and patience</p><p> A skilled person uses less time, energy and resources to do a job and produces quality results</p><p> Skills are gained through school/college, work experiences, hobbies, books, elders, peers etc</p><p> Skills can be improved if we could identify, analyze and </p><p>practice them. </p></li><li><p>TYPES OF SKILLS </p><p> Literary Skills</p><p> Language Skills</p><p> Functional Skills </p><p> Livelihood Skills Vocational Skills</p><p> Technical Skills</p><p> Employability Skills </p><p> Cultural Skills</p><p> Sports Skills</p><p> Recreational Skills</p><p> Life Skills </p><p>http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nocmalta.org/filebank/F1000001cris2642.JPG&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.nocmalta.org/page.asp%3Fp%3D16387&amp;usg=__M0G6UOj7Fc7zLZhfxLRMpEbdNsU=&amp;h=1232&amp;w=1840&amp;sz=933&amp;hl=en&amp;start=2&amp;tbnid=-1fTY-qRU0WQ4M:&amp;tbnh=100&amp;tbnw=150&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DSports%2B%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.derby-college.ac.uk/images/dr_cb3b7817c5bd8c8df7bb05d65ce53225.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.derby-college.ac.uk/full-time-school-leavers-and-sixth-formers/key-skills&amp;usg=__hKm52VlJHgJuszSjsgk4EapMuHY=&amp;h=571&amp;w=420&amp;sz=289&amp;hl=en&amp;start=40&amp;tbnid=rWPhqV_3VAlGNM:&amp;tbnh=134&amp;tbnw=99&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DFunctional%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.acceleratedspeech.com.au/images/ABC%2520leters%2520framed.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.acceleratedspeech.com.au/what%2520services%2520are%2520available.htm&amp;usg=__S20EZmd0kiDEOISdgp4EXnDYJKE=&amp;h=308&amp;w=466&amp;sz=30&amp;hl=en&amp;start=1&amp;tbnid=nowQEE8ghlNG7M:&amp;tbnh=85&amp;tbnw=128&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DLiteracy%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.wiu.edu/thecenter/acttt/images/comments1.gif&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.wiu.edu/thecenter/acttt/ccomments.php%3Fnum%3D1&amp;usg=__CRkT7T-rSbmCn3wsgPKeg615aQM=&amp;h=409&amp;w=570&amp;sz=50&amp;hl=en&amp;start=15&amp;tbnid=99sRipLE1p6jCM:&amp;tbnh=96&amp;tbnw=134&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DLanguage%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sarpaquatic.org/images/boy_with_catfish_230x350.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.sarpaquatic.org/focus.shtml&amp;usg=__R1WDqoqtW7DQB97eJ_5K6spz7Pk=&amp;h=350&amp;w=230&amp;sz=117&amp;hl=en&amp;start=18&amp;tbnid=YCtBFCuKVl9d6M:&amp;tbnh=120&amp;tbnw=79&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DRecreational%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG</p></li><li><p>Types of Skills</p><p> Literary skills - Reading, writing &amp;Numeric Skills</p><p> Language Skills - Using languages in writing/speech</p><p> Functional skills - Filling of Bank forms, Able to read Maps, using ATM, mobile, computer etc.</p><p> Livelihood Skills: Vocational Skills Carpentry, Tailoring, Handicrafts etc.</p><p> Technical Skills - The knowledge and abilities needed to accomplish mathematical, engineering, scientific or computer- related duties, as well as other specific tasks.</p></li><li><p>Types of Skills</p><p> Employability Skills Specific Skills for the job, to be employed and to sustain in it such as Communicating, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organizing, Self-management, Learning Technology etc. </p><p> Cultural Skills - Singing, Dancing, Dramatics, Artistic</p><p> Sports Skills -Racing, Jumping, Boxing, Jogging etc.</p><p> Recreational Skills Games, Play Music, movies, Outdoor activities</p><p> Life Skills</p></li><li><p>What are Life Skills?</p></li><li><p>Life Skills</p><p>Life Skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life (WHO)</p><p>Adaptive means that a person should have the flexibility </p><p>to adjust according to the situation. For positive behavior, </p><p>a person needs to have positive thinking and look at </p><p>opportunities even in difficult situations, in order to cope </p><p>with the situation.</p></li><li><p>Life Skills</p><p> UNICEF defines Life Skills as a behavior change or behavior development approach designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge, attitude and skills.</p><p> Life Skills, are essentially those abilities that help to promote physical, mental and emotional well being and competence to face the realities of life.</p></li><li><p>10 Core Life Skills (WHO)</p><p> Self Awareness</p><p> Effective Communication</p><p> Critical thinking</p><p> Decision Making</p><p> Coping with emotion</p><p> Empathy</p><p> Interpersonal </p><p>Relationship</p><p> Creative thinking</p><p> Problem Solving</p><p> Coping with stress</p></li><li><p>Categories of Life Skills</p><p> Social Skills and negotiation Skills</p><p>- Self Awareness and Empathy</p><p>- Effective communication</p><p>- Interpersonal relationship</p><p> Thinking Skills </p><p>- Critical and Creative thinking</p><p>- Problem Solving &amp; Decision making skills </p><p> Coping skills </p><p>- Coping with stress and emotion</p><p>http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://resources.prufrock.com/Portals/0/BlogImages/Thinking_Skills.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://resources.prufrock.com/GiftedEducationBlog/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/34/Teaching-Advanced-Thinking-Skills.aspx&amp;usg=__MvtqumJ0qrvF6fs2yfEBDGTjrwA=&amp;h=275&amp;w=213&amp;sz=7&amp;hl=en&amp;start=4&amp;tbnid=0J-P8Hk6vVOaBM:&amp;tbnh=114&amp;tbnw=88&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DThinking%2B%2Bskills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1407368/2/istockphoto_1407368_icons_emotions.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://alrightspanner.blogspot.com/2008/04/cant-stop-rain.html&amp;usg=__EYtWsfj3KaggZ7L6EajgKno1eUQ=&amp;h=380&amp;w=380&amp;sz=65&amp;hl=en&amp;start=13&amp;tbnid=VPGHsIJQ2hSKBM:&amp;tbnh=123&amp;tbnw=123&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DEmotions%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DGhttp://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.psychologyandcounseling.com/Social.png&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.psychologyandcounseling.com/CPC_NEWS.html&amp;usg=__FYbcsNxh3x_4HBWj5PqKDUHj4M8=&amp;h=300&amp;w=385&amp;sz=72&amp;hl=en&amp;start=15&amp;tbnid=hY52MJpB7VqFpM:&amp;tbnh=96&amp;tbnw=123&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3DSocial%2BSkills%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG</p></li><li><p>Self-Awareness</p><p>The ability to introspect, analyze and accept ones thoughts actions and feelings; recognizing and acknowledging ones needs and desires.</p><p>Ability to know our self: Our Character, desires, likes, dislikes and our strengths and weaknesses.</p><p>Developing self-awareness can help us to recognize when we are stressed or feel under pressure. It is also often a prerequisite for effective communication and interpersonal relations, as well as for developing empathy for others. </p></li><li><p>Empathy</p><p> Is the ability to be sensitive to another persons situation .</p><p> Is the ability to imagine what life is like for another person, even in a situation that we may not be familiar with. </p><p> Ability to imagine oneself in the shoes of someone else temporarily, i.e. a friend, parent or others and experiences their emotions, understand their concerns, worries, fears and needs and feeling. </p></li><li><p>Empathy</p><p> Empathy is the ability to accept and understand others who are different from you.</p><p> Empathy encourages a positive behaviour towards people in need of care and assistance.</p><p> This skill works wonders when we apply it to our relationships with our loved ones, classmates, parents, friends, cousins and colleagues</p><p> Finally it helps you to move closer to findings solutions, to resolve conflicts and enhance quality of life.</p></li><li><p>Effective Communication</p><p> Effective communication means that we are able to express ourselves, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our cultures and situations. </p><p> Listening. </p><p> Assertiveness. </p></li><li><p>Interpersonal Relationship</p><p> Initiate and maintain positive relationships and de -link unconstructive relationships.</p><p> Interpersonal relationship skills help us to relate in positive ways with the people we interact with.. </p></li><li><p>Critical thinking</p><p> Ability to analyze information, experiences, situations and circumstances etc in an objective manner and rationally.</p><p> Recognizing and assessing factors influencing our attitude and behavior. </p><p> It is not merely criticizing.</p></li><li><p>Critical Thinking</p><p>Making objective judgments about choices and risks.</p><p> Critical thinking can contribute to health by helping us to recognize and assess the factors that influence attitudes and behaviour, such as values, peer pressure, and the media.</p></li><li><p>Creative thinking</p><p>Ability to;</p><p> Think differently and out of the box</p><p> Look beyond our direct experience</p><p> Respond adaptively</p><p> Having flexibility to situations in daily life</p><p> Achieving the objectives in daily life situations</p></li><li><p>CREATIVE THINKING</p><p> By thinking creatively we can find the solutions when it seems that there is no way out.</p><p> Critical thinking promotes creativity. Just generating new ideas does not work. One needs to generates new ideas which are useful and relevant.</p><p> And creative thinking helps us in improving ourselves after self reflection.</p></li><li><p>Creative Thinking</p><p> Creative thinking contributes to both decision making and problem solving. </p><p> It helps us to look beyond our direct experience, and even if no problem is identified, or no decision is to be made. </p><p> can help us to respond adaptively and with flexibility to the situations of our daily lives.</p></li><li><p>Problem Solving</p><p> problem solving enables us to deal constructively with problems in our lives.</p><p> Significant problems that are left unresolved can cause mental stress and give rise to accompanying physical strain.</p></li><li><p>Steps in Problem solving</p><p> Clearly identifying the problem</p><p> Explore the available alternatives</p><p> Weigh the consequence of each </p><p>alternative and priorities.</p><p> Decide the best possible solution. </p><p>If decision fails dont panic try another </p><p>alternative/consult trusted person</p></li><li><p>P O W E R M O D E L </p><p> P- Identify / state the problem </p><p> O- Examine The Options </p><p> W- Weigh Each Option</p><p> E- Elect Best Option </p><p> R- Review and reflect</p></li><li><p>Decision-making</p><p>Ability to; </p><p> Choose the best amongst the various alternatives or options in many life situations</p><p> Weigh the pros and cons of alternatives</p><p> Accepting responsibility for consequences </p><p>of the decision with confidence.</p></li><li><p>Decision Making</p><p> Decision making helps us to deal constructively with decisions about our lives. </p><p> This can have consequences for health if young people actively make decisions about their actions in relation to health by assessing the different options, and what effects different decisions may have.</p></li><li><p>Coping with Emotion</p><p> Recognizing emotions in ourselves and others</p><p> Being aware of how emotions influence behaviour, </p><p> Being able to respond to emotions appropriately. </p><p> Intense emotions, like anger or sorrow can have negative effects on our health if we do not react appropriately.</p></li><li><p>Coping with Stress</p><p> Coping with stress is about recognizing the sources of stress in our lives,</p><p> Recognizing how this affects us, &amp; </p><p> Acting in ways that help to control our levels of stress by changing our environment or life style and learning how to relax so that tensions created by unavoidable stress do not give rise to health problems. </p></li><li><p>Who is having Life Skills?&amp;</p><p>Who need Life Skills?</p></li><li><p>Life Skills.</p><p> Life Skills are present in every individual </p><p> To get the best out of them we need to sharpen them regularly.</p><p> Every individual needs Life Skills for healthy and positive ways of living</p></li><li><p>Life Skills ..</p><p> Life Skills are nothing new. We use it in different situations, but has been categorized for better understanding. </p><p> Life skills can be learned/enhanced throughout life.</p><p> Many life skills are used in combination in dealing with certain situations</p><p> Rehearsing the use of life skills in simple situations makes it easy for utilizing them in complex situations also.</p></li><li><p>Why do we need Life Skills ??</p></li><li><p>We need Life Skills :-</p><p> To develop a dynamic self image and great self esteem</p><p> To improve the communication skills</p><p> To make relationships better and handle interpersonal problems</p><p> To boost our decision making ability and make informed decisions </p><p> To help us to deal with the challenges of everyday life</p><p> To become a well adjusted individual </p></li><li><p>Importance of Life Skills</p><p> Enable us to adapt to situations and people</p><p> Help us to have a positive approach and not get depressed with problems.</p><p> Reduce vulnerability and high risk behavior</p><p>Life skills bring greater acceptance , better relationships and a healthy, positive life</p><p>Life skills are not the only solution !!!!</p></li><li><p>PERSONAL</p><p>SKILL</p><p>TECHNICAL</p><p>SKILL</p><p>MANAGERIAL</p><p>SKILL</p><p>REASONING</p><p>DECISION MAKING</p><p>PROBLEM SOLVING</p><p>ENVIRONMENT</p><p>HEALTH</p><p>CONCEPTUAL</p><p>SKILL</p><p>LIFE SKILL</p><p>HERIDITY</p><p>INSTITUTIONAL</p><p>SKILL</p><p>LEADERSHIP</p><p>CAPACITY</p><p>CAPABILITY</p><p>COMPETENCY</p><p>EFFECTIVENESS</p><p>PERSONALITY</p><p>DEVELOPEMENT</p><p>SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS</p></li><li><p>Preventing problems through life skills</p><p>+ + </p><p>Life skills enable individuals to translate knowledge (what one knows), attitudes and values (what one believes and feels) into actual abilities/action ( what to do and how to do it). </p><p>(source: programme on mental health, WHO-1993, Life skills education in schools) </p><p>knowledge</p><p>Attitude</p><p>values </p><p>Life Skills</p><p>Behavior reinforcemen</p><p>t or change </p><p>Positive behavior </p><p>Prevention of </p><p>problems</p></li><li><p>Areas where Life Skills can be applied</p><p> Education</p><p> Sexual and Reproductive Health</p><p> HIV/AIDS</p><p> Violence Prevention / Conflict Resolution</p><p> Media Literacy</p><p> Substance abuse</p><p> Environmental issues</p><p> Career development</p><p> Marriage</p><p> Workplace</p></li><li><p>Internalizing life skills</p><p> ASSESS</p><p> DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE</p><p> FIX PRIORITIES BASED ON NEED</p><p> ACT ON THE PLAN</p><p> CONSCIOUS AND CONTINUOUS PRACTICE</p><p> PERIODICAL REVIEW</p></li><li><p>To Sum up</p><p> Life Skills help in developing positive and flexible attitude in life.</p><p> Life Skills help in building self-confidence and self-esteem...</p></li></ul>