Self Reflection

Through our class dance performance on Malaysia’s Day closing ceremony, I’ve learned how to cooperate with others; however, I still need to improve my dancing skills.

I always like to do things alone, but throughout my coursework, I have greatly sharpened the skills that a team player must have. Instead of sitting there while in discussions, I have learned to be helpful and expressing my views. I challenge myself to participate as much as possible and attend every dance rehearsals. Also, by practicing several times I have learned that practice makes perfect. I realize I can move along the beat and dance confidently after spending time to practice together.

Learning quickly had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to memorize dance choreography. Moving past this experience, however, has greatly opened my mind. My body are now more flexible because I have learned how to dance without feeling awkward. Another improvement is my ability to be a good listener. I listen to the leader without interruption and then take the time to think and form a response before replying. I also react positively according to their needs.

It is difficult to get along with peers, only because I feel like miscommunication leads to a stressful situation. I feel that I have largely expanded my communication skills, but I need to be prepared to deal with colleagues and bosses in future. I think it would be useful to persuade others listen to my ideas. By having a well-rounded personality and set of experiences, it’s usually possible to relate to almost anyone.