Relationship between personal context and perspective

Relationship between personal context and perspective

Analyze your personal context and understand the relationship between personal context and perspective

Whenever Bear (one of our fictional characters from this week’s PowerPoint presentation) goes to a potluck or hosts a party of her own, she always makes far too much food. Why? Invariably, Bear explains, “It’s how I was raised: Never, ever have too little to eat.” In other words, Bear’s personal context has influenced her attitude towards entertaining. For this assignment, you’ll consider the Personal Context Dimensions in the Understanding Your Personal Context(1).pptx (Source: Montgomery College English Faculty) PowerPoint presentation and jot down quick paragraphs for each dimension.


For each of the 8 context dimensions, write one paragraph explaining your personal context. For each dimension, rate whether it’s very important, important, or not important.

For example, Anna writes: Dimension 3 – Culture (important) “I have never thought much about my culture, but when I think about it, I realize it has been a huge influence. My culture values education, so there was never a question of whether I was going to college – I think my family would have disowned me if ever suggested otherwise! Also, nobody ever stepped through our doors without being offered food – lots of it.

If my mom needed to grill a dozen burgers, she bought enough ground beef for two dozen, just in case. Also, in my culture, if someone needs help, you don’t ask if the person needs help; you just try to help without being asked. This exercise has made me realize that part of my sense of good manners and right and wrong is a result of how I grew up.”