Throughout my life, I have learned the value of embracing diversity to remain useful in different setups. I am a male international student from China, currently studying in the United States. I am 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs 65 kgs. Growing up in China was such an exciting moment since I learned a lot to do with the Chinese culture regarding food as well as dressing. I’m the youngest in a family of three boys and three girls. Back in China, both the nuclear and the extended family stays together, and that offers a greater sense of support. My other siblings stay in China since they are employed. However, I remain with my parents in the United States for my education. I have learned to embrace the American culture to fit on the occasions. Back at home, we usually address people with respect and avoid specific worlds. That is contrary to the school setup where we occasionally sue vulgar language while treating friends. I have learned to strike a balance on such communication.
Back in China, we used to be Buddhists and could take time on some activities such as meditation and mindfulness to create a transparent state of mind. After moving to the United States a few years ago, we became Catholics and practice it to date. Ideally, I love the diversity since it enables me to see things differently. I am open to experience, and that makes it possible to learn new ideas. I accept every idea and get attached to none. That is a skill I obtained during my meditation sessions in China. I am a high scorer on matters related to conscientiousness. That makes me self-disciplined, organized and dependable. People around me can confirm that. I am also a top scorer on the issues related to extraversion. I am social, talkative, fun loving and full of energy. What I will always stand out is any group I get associated with and strive to make an impact. Again, I am sensitive to details and tend to procrastinate a lot. That has a negative effect on my personal life. My color is white and with the right personality, I can blend with other ethnic groups as well as religions in my space.
I’m from a humble background, and that taught me on some aspects related to compassion. I have learned to treat everyone with dignity and respect and always realize that material wealth is not a means to appear superior in the eyes of others. Additionally, I find it prudent to associate with others from all walks of life. Being a Chinese shaped my way of seeing things as well as opinions. I tend to look at things from a sober mind. The multiple meditation sessions made it possible to learn on how to listen rather than on speaking. That brings a sense of empathy and learning how to work best with others.
Back in high school, Mathematics was not my passion, and I got discouraged from taking technical courses. However, I had strong interpersonal and well as interpersonal skills, and my English teacher kept commending me on that. Such a motivation landed me into the communication field. I kept comparing myself to essential people in the communication industry such as Natalie Allen, an anchor at CNN. That enabled me to be at the top. Moreover, our facilitator during the meditation retreats was a role model, who made me learn a lot about handling different realities. People regard me as a good listener, and that makes them comfortable sharing their problems with me. In the end, I find working on working together with them to make a change.
My parents are such a significant influence on my personality, and I owe a lot to them. They have nurtured my skills and currently stand out in my career. I will be a skilled communication analyst in a few years. My coach, Mr. Zhang made me the person I am today. My dream all along was the possibility of working with people to learn their potentials and make a change in every society. Communication comes in handy to exploit all the opportunities in changing personality.