The game goes like this. Each member of the group draws a heart and divide into four chambers. On the top left section of the heart, each member will write their own name vertically and add a positive quality after each alphabet like
On the top right section, the members will write his likes and dislikes like
I like to listen to music
I like to grow vegetables in my kitchen garden
I don’t like to watch serials on television
I don’t like to keep clutter in my house
On the bottom left section, each member will write two good qualities they possess and two qualities they want to change like
I care for my family
I make friends easily
I want to improve on my concentration
I want to improve my fitness
On the bottom right section of the heart, each member will write what others think about them like
I’m useless and wasting valuable time
I’m carefree and enjoying life
Some qualities like affectionate, attractive, artistic, brave, creative, charming, calm, compassionate, caring, confident, considerate, dedicated, easy going, encourages others, flexible, friendly, graceful, generous, happy, honest etc., can also be added
After filling all the four chambers of the heart take turns to read the contents of the hearts aloud. Thereafter discuss the qualities in a group. You can also give suggestions as to how to improve on weaknesses. These discussions give each member an insight as to what their strengths and weaknesses are. The exercise will also help people to come closer and to know each other better.
It is important to be aware of ourselves as self awareness is the key to our self esteem. Some people have difficulties in saying positive things about themselves in the group. But, now after identifying the strengths and weaknesses, a new power of believing in oneself develops. It also helps in realizing many inherent hidden qualities..
Keep adding positive qualities to your personality. Work hard to change the weaknesses into strengths.
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