Pay It Forward Movie: Analysis Of Trevor Mckinney’s Self-concept
Most people will pay back a favor to someone they have done for us. Trevor McKinney however, isn’t content with paying it back. His history teacher changed his entire self-conception. His teacher assigned him the task of communicating an idea that could change the world, and then putting it into practice. Trevor’s teacher gave him an assignment to communicate an idea that would change the world and then take it into action. He had initially thought that he should “pay it forward”, while his self-concept was that if he could make a difference by helping others, why not?
Trevor then began to act of kindness towards three people, but instead of getting it back, he asked them to pass it on to three others. This could theoretically create a positive feedback loop. Trevor was a frequent comparison of himself with others and used this to help others. One example is Mr. Simonet Trevor, whose teacher used social comparisons to show how his life was similar to Trevor’s. Mr. Simonet recognized the similarities and shared their fathers’ abusive upbringing. Trevor isn’t happy with his lifestyle due to his abusive fathers. Trevor also sees his teacher covered in burns so he assumes that their home lives aren’t as good. Trevor’s self perception is influenced by his peers and the impact they have on him. Trevor saw that the comparison showed him that there are people out there who are facing similar struggles. He believes in helping others through simple acts of kindness. Trevor is able show kindness to others in a similar way. Culture shapes people. Your beliefs and values are what shape your culture. It can also influence how we view ourselves if we don’t endorse other cultures. The acceptance of the diversity of cultures can help to create a more positive culture. It’s dangerous to use differences against others.
Trevor’s upbringing and culture has a significant impact on his self-concept. He realizes that his home and relationship with his parents wasn’t the best. He accepts this and strives to see positive in all people and situations. It’s the reason he is so generous. Self-awareness is a valuable skill that leadership often overlooks. Self-awareness refers to being aware of your strengths and recognizing what you need to improve. Being open and honest about your ignorance and admitting to making mistakes is an example of self-awareness. We all have weaknesses. And everyone else can still see them, so it doesn’t matter if you acknowledge them or not. Instead of hiding our flaws, we should highlight them and own them.
Trevor McKinney’s movie shows him giving feedback and being honest with himself throughout. Trevor’s teachers and peers notice that he is a good listener. Trevor’s reputation for being a good listener makes it easier for his peers to approach him with their problems. Trevor was able to see that this feedback made him more open to listening and it helped him feel better about himself. Trevor received feedback in another way when he tried to give back his idea by doing a kind deed for three people. The reporter discovers that Trevor did an act of kindness for one of the people. Trevor thinks that Trevor’s idea is stupid and not working. But he was wrong. When the reporter visited the woman who had helped the man at the hospital, he saw that she was giving back. Trevor is extremely lonely when it comes to self-disclosure. He may present a professional front to his peers. But deep down, he feels lonely. Trevor also shows self-disclosure by his idea of paying it Forward. He just wants his mother to feel right.
He came away with the knowledge that he is a good listener. Sometimes we need to look at ourselves from a distance and receive feedback so that our thoughts and feelings can be reflected back. However, others may not know certain things about you. You can communicate in any way you like.