Tell us about who you are.
How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)
Driven. My parents agree that I am committed, honest and strong-willed. My father says I am principled and argumentative, saying these attributes developed after I joined Debate Club. Whereas my mother insists I am the most handsome boy she has ever met. My friends often describe me as motivated and competitive. They say I use these traits to encourage myself and those around me as I can't leave a job unfinished until it is satisfactorily completed, be it a project, homework or a game of Monopoly. My teachers distinguish me for my maturity, my critical thinking and for representing the IB learner profile trait of Knowledgeable. I've been told I show these qualities through my tendency to help others, set goals for myself and throughout our TOK essay process where my dedication and research skills fueled my willingness to learn.
A trait I'm most proud of is my habit to set goals for myself and follow through with them, which has allowed me to dream big. This has given me the means to accomplish my goal of learning French. In turn, this gave me the opportunity to be an exchange student in France during the Summer. Not only did this experience help me emphasise my independence and risk-taking abilities but it allowed me to reinforce my open-mindedness. Overall, I am proud of the person I have become and anticipate the person I will become.
Please comment on any improvements I can make!