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How should i write a personal statement when i dont think theirs anything outgoing or interesting to write about myself

I havent gone through much struggles or any big at all to write about nothing interesting either that i can write about im very stuck on what to write about. personalstatement writing

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Patricia’s Answer

Ask the people who know you. You may not have done anything "big" but making in real life and work involves a lot of not so small, every day things. Your parents, teachers and friends will have suggestions for you and don't discount what they say.
Some everyday things I can think of:
- Getting up and going to school every day even when you don't feel like it
- Growing a garden and seeing it through to the end of the season
- Reading books that challenge your thoughts and perceptions
- Artistic endeavors. Creativity is always valued.

Finally, it's OK to say good things about yourself. Women especially can have problems with this. I know I do and I understand we're subtly encouraged to down play our achievements.

Thank you!!!!!!!! mikellys P.

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Carolita’s Answer

Go back and think about your achievements in high school and college and write short sentences about what you have done. Think about your hobbies and passions which can bring up skills you have that you don't often think of. What is important to you? family, friends, quality, excellence in what you do.
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RAVI’s Answer

Great question!
Many of us do not really know who we are, what we are, and what we want to be! There is a moment in life everyone needs to "Self-Discover" themselves and time to reflect on themselves. I am sure one will do this many times in life. This may be one of those moments in yours!

I recommend do two things.
1. Close your eyes and think about what all things you have done since child hood, what you are good at, and what you want to be! scribble them down. Do this a few times over the next week or so. You may be good at video gaming, writing, math, sports, music, listening, helping others and could be many more things. I am sure you will find something. It does not have to be something you have accomplished. It may be something you want to accomplish. You can write about that.

2. Talk to your family members and friends about what they think of you, what they can remember about your life since child hood. Scribble them down and reflect on those things. You may find something to write about.

Again, it does not have to be what you have accomplished or the hardships have faced and overcome. It could be about how good and easy your life was. You can write about what you want to be and what you want to accomplish using whatever life experience you have gained including the easy one!

Important thing is to put that all together into a compelling and interesting write up.
Best wishes.

Thank you!!!!!! mikellys P.

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Victoria’s Answer

Mikellys,
This is a brilliant question. In the past, I struggled with the same thing.
It may help to first remember; interesting people do things that interest them.
I also believe people are always more interesting than they think they are.

Perhaps:
• Think about what you are interested in. It doesn’t have to be something that involves other people or something others may find interesting. It only matters that you find it interesting.
• Ask people close to you, that you trust, their favorite thing about you. It will surprise you all the wonderful things they may say that you may have never realized about yourself.
• Last, think of your aspirations or future goals. For example, if you desire to be a computer engineer one day, perhaps computers or technology interests you.

Our lives are wells we can dig as deep into as we want. Don’t sell yourself short.

Best of luck with your personal statement!
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Mikellys! I'm going to post a link on writing a personal statement-this one is for medical school- but the advice is general for whatever program you may apply too. It doesn't matter about uniqueness, honestly many professionals say don't focus on being too unique because that will take away from the purpose. Rather answer the question, focus on your life events, outline them and find a meaningful purpose. It does not have to be about struggles but who you are!

I hope this helps!
Please check out the link below!
Best of luck!

Yasemin recommends the following next steps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWwo90Vy9fA&t=409s
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Francisco’s Answer

Writing a personal statement can be challenging, especially if you compare your life to other's or you believe your personal struggles to be less than inspiring figures or even some classmates. My advise is you think of the moments that have brought you to this point, things that have inspired you, or maybe how would you like to contribute to make sure others have it easier.

A personal statement is an opportunity to share your perspective and thoughts so people know who you are and what are your values. Whatever you decide to write about make sure it reflect your unique point of view and what got you there.

Overall, don't be afraid of writing down things that at first might not seem quite write. Share it with friends or family and have them give you their feedback, you might be surprised by the great conversations and topics that will pop-up during the process. Just relax and don't compare yourself to others.

Good luck!
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Frank’s Answer

One of the best ways to start is to have someone you know well interview you about your life up until now and what your future aspirations are. Even though you are quite young, your personal journey is a unique one and it is important to document this not only for a personal statement but to understand all that you have accomplished. As they are interviewing you, make sure that they are documenting your answers which you can review afterwards. This will become the core of your personal statement as your path in life is core to who you are. In terms of your future aspirations, don't worry if they are not clearly defined as many students entering university change their direction a few times before landing on what they ultimately want to do. Finally, the personal statement should be authentic and demonstrate your passion for continuous learning and development which a university platform can help you achieve. Good luck!
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