Write about a time when a friend or relative returned from an absence and seemed to have a very different personality. Did you believe that the change was real? What circumstances might cause a person to change greatly in a short period of time?
Write about a time when some one used flattery to manipulate you into doing something. Have you ever tried to manipulate someone else through flattery? What were the results?
Write about a time when, under pressure, you acted in away that surprised you.
Suppose you are writing a screenplay about someone your age who has a mental breakdown as a result of a traumatic experience. Write about what that person’s appearance, conversation, and actions would be like.
Reflect on a situation where you took a strong stand on principle about an issue that other people did not think was important. What did you gain or lose by doing this?
Sometimes people find themselves laughing and/or joking in a situation where they are expected to be serious. How would you explain this unexpected response? Have you ever found yourself in this situation? If so, explain why you think you responded the way you did.
If you were sitting on a bus and overheard a conversation in which one person call another person a “sponge,” what would you think it meant?
Describe an occasion when something terrible happened to someone close to you (a family member or a friend), but you have been too wrapped up in your own problems to think about that person’s troubles. What was your first reaction to the other person’s bad news? How did you behave toward him or her? In the future, would you try to deal with similar situations any differently? If so, how?
Most of us have had, or will have, reason to confront another person and express a lot of anger that we have been storing up. In your blog make a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” about this type of confrontation. Then think of a confrontation you have already experienced. How many of your “do’s” and “don’ts” did you follow? If a similar situation were to occur, how would you handle it this time?
Write about a time when telling one lie or doing one wrong thing put you in a situation where, to cover your first lie, you had to tell more. How did you finally break the cycle of lies? (If this hasn’t happened to you, think of a time when it could have happened.)