By Susan Krauss Whitbourne
For the final five years i've been residing with ninety four adults. those ninety four adults made up the pattern of individuals in a learn on grownup improvement that Dale Dannefer and that i begun in 1980. This publication represents my efforts to condense the just about two hundred hours of tape-recorded fabric from the ninety four adults right into a shape that captures not less than the various variety and likewise a number of the commonalities of their solutions to the ques tion "Who am I?" My model in their solutions is predicated on their reflections approximately themselves as family, employees, and other people with a objective in existence. In arriv ing on the end that adults try and see themselves as enjoyed, useful, and strong people, i think that i've got performed justice to those humans and their solutions to my interview questions. Arriving on the element of having the ability to write down approximately those ninety four people's identities has now not been a simple method. numerous makes an attempt at numerically established score platforms have been attempted and discarded steadily, till ultimately i made a decision to learn the entire trans cripts in series, individual by means of individual instead of query by means of query. What i discovered whilst I approached them as overall contributors used to be striking to me. i discovered a colourful subject matter of sure bet and self-assuredness of their identities that flew within the face of my prior rules approximately developmental switch in maturity.
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