When was the last time you did something for the first time?
As we experience a variety of emotions, our perception of self can shift and evolve. For instance, if we consistently feel happy and fulfilled, we may start to see ourselves as successful and content. On the other hand, if we frequently experience negative emotions, we may begin to see ourselves as unhappy or even unworthy. It is important to acknowledge and process these emotions to understand and shape our perception of self. By doing so, we can cultivate a healthier and more positive outlook on life.
But, When was the last time you did something for the first time?
The main aim of this project was to establish the hypothesis that "first experiences attribute to a good or bad feeling based on the nature of our personalities." In short, our self-perception affects or influences our new experiences.
But does the experiment prove this hypothesis? Let's see!
Data Research
To test the hypothesis, I conducted a survey of 50 participants from diverse backgrounds and ages. I asked them to describe their most recent first-time experience and rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 based on how positive or negative it made them feel. We also collected data on their personality traits using Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale.
Upon analyzing the data, we found a significant correlation between the participants' personality traits and the rating of their first-time experience. Specifically, individuals with higher levels of neuroticism tended to rate their experiences more negatively, while those with higher levels of extraversion and openness tended to rate their experiences more positively.
The main purpose of this experiment was to understand how self-perception works. I would like to declare that this experiment was a positive failure, as multiple entries were influenced by external factors such as the subjects being in personal contact with me and not maintaining 100% integrity. I want to emphasise that this experiment is purely academic and was conducted as part of my Statistics class with Domestic Data Streamers while studying at ELISAVA in Barcelona.
The experiment may not have fully proved the hypothesis due to various external factors. However, it did highlight the importance of self-perception and its influence on new experiences. By being mindful of our personality traits and how they impact our emotions, we can work towards cultivating a more positive outlook on life and creating more fulfilling experiences. Overall, this project underscores the importance of understanding ourselves and the role our emotions play in shaping our lives.

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