How You Consider Yourself a Person for Others

A college admission essay may require describing how one would consider themselves a person for others. This post aims to demonstrate how to write such an essay through reasoning, examples, and exemplary details. But, first, let define who is a person for others. A person for others denotes an unselfish person who puts other people’s needs before his or her own.

I am a person for others because I scrutinize the impact my actions have on others. Self-centered individuals pursue a course that benefits them regardless of the impact on others. Such persons maximize personal gains or enjoyment at others’ expense. Unlike self-centered people, I sacrifice gains and benefits such as money to protect other people’s interests. For example, someone damaged my property worth $1,000, and I was obliged to call law enforcement to arrest and take him to court for settlement. However, I talked to the individual and realized he was going through a rough time, and he did not intend to damage by property. Therefore, I did not report him or ask him to pay; instead, I bore the cost to replace the damaged item. Although the person was in the wrong, reporting him to the authority would have shattered him.

Moreover, I consider myself a person for others because I surrender my advantages and positions to strangers. In some instances, I sacrifice my comfort and convenience to help those in difficult situations. For example, early this year, I booked a rental car online, and when I arrived at the company’s offices, I found a couple sitting outside looking stressed and depressed. When I got inside the office, an employee informed me how the couple wanted a car, but none was available at the time. After talking to the employee, I realized the couple was in dire need of a car, and I informed the employee that he can give them the one I had booked in advance. I waited four hours for the next available vehicle.

As a person for others, I am respectful to all. I treat people with respect regardless of social class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or age. Self-centered individuals are disrespectful, proud, and arrogant, especially to people they consider inferior or of low social status. I refrain from such behaviors and even respond with courtesy to rude or arrogant people. I do not pay evil with evil but rather do good to all, including those who look down on me. For example, I helped someone who bullied me at high school acquire a job. In today’s world, money equals respect, meaning that the rich are respected while the poor are despised. I prevent such biases by being courteous both to the rich and the poor. This makes me a person for others.

The article has provided a brief response to an admission essay requiring students to describe how they would consider themselves a person for others. Colleges use the above prompt to understand student insights, personal traits, and views on social issues. The examples provide a clear picture of what is expected of a student.

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