Reflection Paper

Reflection Paper

´╗┐Personal Reflection Paper
Andrew Darling
BSHS 345
Tristam Jones
02/09/2015

In this paper I am going to discuss what invidious comparison is, as well as what invidious traumatization that I have personally experienced. I am also going to talk about how to prevent invidious comparison, identify strategies to avoid vicarious traumatization in my personal life as well as a human service provider. By the end of the paper I will discuss what kind of strategies I would develop to avoid invidious traumatization.
Invidious comparison is defined as comparing oneself that causes envy, discontent, or anger. Envious. Finally a cause of harm or resentment.
We are all different. Each and everyone one of us is a different person. Just like a snow flake. There is not two of the same person, well unless you are a twin but that is not the point. We all have the tendency to compare ourselves with other people. It is human nature to do so, but while learning from others is an important part of our critical decision making we need to make sure that we are not reinforcing a negative or unrealistic self-image of ourselves. This can be a very unhealthy habit to get into. We just need to learn the steps it takes to get out of that thinking.
We need to recognize that comparing yourself to others is a bad habit. Our society often projects flawless skin, big eyes, full lips, small nose, pure white teeth, smooth and shiny hair, curvy body, and designer clothes for women and the portray them as being happy. The also portray men to be tall with flawless skin, six pack abs, and designer clothes with lots of women, and they define that as what makes a man happy.
We must realize that everybody is different, because we are all truly different. Not a single one of us is the same, again unless you are a twin. Even then twins have different mindsets and emotions. We are all born to be different in every possible way. We have different mindsets, we interpret things differently, we have...

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