This personal statement requires me to share information about myself that could not be collected from just viewing my profile. A characteristic of mine, that is not obvious in this profile and runs deeply through everything in my life, is the fact that I am a classic and unwavering over-thinker. Overthinking, to many, is seen as a bad trait, but it has actually served me well and has been very beneficial. Although my overthinking can sometimes cause me great anxiety in terms of my internal questioning about how good of a friend I am or how I'm doing in school, it also allows me to keep myself in check. Through athletics, self-evaluating helps keep my mind on the game while also bettering my relationships with my teammates, which is imperative to a successful team. I consistently ask myself how I can get better, what I can do to improve my game, and most importantly, how I can become a better teammate.
Academically, overthinking has allowed me to have better success in the classroom. I'm eager to dig deeper, always searching for a better understanding. This can sometimes annoy my peers, by how many questions I ask daily, but I'm a curious kid and asking questions allows me to truly comprehend different concepts. Good grades are very important to me, and I will do whatever it takes to achieve those good grades, whether it's doing extra practice problems or going to the teacher outside of school for extra help, whatever the case may be.
Overthinking is a big part of my character, it allows me to be a better person. I am constantly reflecting on interactions I have with people, and this constant state of thinking through social exchanges and thoroughly examining my relationships with people, has granted me the ability to understand how the other person is feeling, giving me the opportunity to walk in their shoes. Looking out for others , whether it be on the field or in the hallways, comes from a genuine sense of compassion and tender heartedness that has grown inside me from being a proud over-thinker.