This I learned from a Japanese student.
First write down you three favorite animals in order of importance. Next write down three adjectives for each animal that reveal something about their character/personality. Students need to be encouraged to seek positive adjectives.
The first animal--for example mine is dog and I wrote down--loyal, friendly, intelligent--Interpretation--This is how I view myself.
Second--Horse--beautiful, strong, smart--This is how others view me.
Third--Cat--funny, clever, mischievous (I can't really remember this last one.)--Interpretation--This is how I really am.
This takes about ten to 15 minutes and I've used it with adults and high school.
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