Activity Set: You, The Superhero Poster
“A superhero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve
Now that you’ve completed Activity Sets #1 through #5, it’s time for you to create your “You, The Superhero Poster.”
Instructions to complete your Poster are listed below. Use the information collected from the Character Resume worksheet to construct your Poster.
For inspiration on what it means to be a superhero, check out this video:
- For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgF1Enrgo2g
Let’s do this!
You, The Superhero Poster Instructions
We will define Superheroes as “everyday people doing everyday things.” A real-life superhero could be a firefighter that runs into a burning building or the paramedic who saves lives. It could be the coach who builds the confidence of his/her athletes or the bus driver who transports kids safely to and from school. In fact, a Superhero could be you or me. While people who save lives could be perceived as superheroes, it is not their job that makes them heroic, it is their character, their ambition and the heart they put into their work. We all have the potential to be superheroes, whether your life’s work is keeping criminals off the street or flipping burgers. It is the identity and actions of people that make them superheroes, not their job title. The person is a superhero is someone that doesn’t need recognition; he or she just wants to be known as someone who makes another life better. You see, real life superheroes are not only defined by their superpowers; they are defined by being the light in some else’s darkness or the helping hand for those who need it or the listening ear. Each of us has the power to hold our world together – and be superheroes. Here’s one of my favorite examples of a You, The Superhero Poster by Kerri Smith, author of the book, Living Out Loud: Activities to Fuel a Creative Life.”
Based on your results from Activity Sets #1 through #5, , you will create a poster that shows you as a Superhero, highlighting the outstanding qualities that you currently have. Use this as an opportunity to show the connections between your different attributes, as well as highlight the unique features about you.
Your “You, The Superhero Poster” consists of the following:
- Personality Assessments (Brief descriptions are optional.)
- Your Personality Type 4-Letter Code and 3 to 5 Characteristics.
- Your Enneagram Number and 3 to 5 Characteristics.
- Your Big Five Aspects Scores above 60% and 3 to 5 Characteristics.
- Your Holland Job Aptitude Primary and Secondary Interests Areas and 3 to 5 Characteristics.
- Strengths Assessments (Brief descriptions are optional.)
- Your Top 5 (VIA) Character Strengths.
- Your Top 5 (Gallup StrengthsFinder) Engagement Strengths.
- Principles You Assessment (Brief descriptions are optional.)
- Your 3 Archetypes: Best Match, Good Match, and Moderate Match.
- How You Prefer to Think Characteristics. Write down those attributes that are Moderate, High, and Very High.
- How You Engage With Others Characteristics. Write down those attributes that are Moderate, High, and Very High.
- How You Apply Yourself Characteristics. Write down those attributes that are Moderate, High, and Very High.
- Any other characteristics, descriptions, and/or attributes that might be important/useful in describing your uniqueness.
- Values Assessment (Brief descriptions are optional.)
- Your Top 5 Personal Core Values.
- Your Top 5 Desired Work Values.
- Your 5 to 7 Lifestyle Values.
- Motivators Assessments (Brief descriptions are optional.)
- Your 5 to 7 Personal Motivators.
- Your 1 Workplace Identity.
- Your Top 5 Workplace Motivators.
- Your 1 Human Need and 3 to 5 characteristics
- Your 3 to 5 Personal Superpowers, with brief one- or two-sentence descriptions for each.
- Your Seven-Word Life Motto. Make sure to include at least one Seven Word Life Motto. Feel free to include additional Seven Word Life Mottos if you have more than one.
- Optional – Feel free to include other things in your “You, The Superhero Poster,” including inspiring quotes, inspirational words, Bible verses, or anything else that defines you. Include any relevant information that you believe would be useful to “get to know you” better.
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Other Superhero Characteristics
As you construct your Poster, you may also want to include:
- Superhero Name – a name/nickname that’s been given to you or one that you’d like to be known for.
- Superhero Logo – a symbol that your Superhero will be identified with.
- Superhero Picture – a picture that shows you at your Superhero best.
- Superhero Song – theme music that’s played whenever you walk into a room or that inspires you to be your best self.
There is no RIGHT WAY to create your “You, The Superhero Poster” – just YOUR way. Feel free to dress up your poster as you like; feel free to arrange your sections in a way that’s uniquely you. Use the Poster as a way to answer the question, “Who am I?” It’s way for you to not only increase your level of self-awareness, but to provide substantive answers whenever you’re asked, “Tell me a little more about yourself…”
You can create your “You, The Superhero Poster” either by hand or online. If you decide to create it online, use a software package that works well for you; past, former students/participants have used programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pages (Mac), Keynote (Mac), Google Slides, Google Drawing, Canva, and Piktochart. Your Poster will be most effective if you can fit all of the information on one page. In fact, once you complete your Poster, you may want to save it as a picture file (or document file), then convert it to a PDF file, since PDF’s can be used across multiple platforms.
Note: If you have a MAC, you’ll need to save as either a picture file (JPG, PNG, or GIF) or as a PDF; instructions listed below on how to convert:
- Convert Pages documents to PDF, Microsoft Word, and more – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202227
- Convert Keynote presentations to PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint, and more – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202220
Make sure to HAVE FUN as you create your “You, The Superhero Poster”; as you create your Poster, make sure to notice what’s best and most unique about you.
Here’s my example of my “You, The Superhero” Poster:
Here a few other examples that you might find useful:
P.S. If you don’t mind sharing, please send me your You, The Superhero Poster; send to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org; I’d love to have a collection of examples to use for future workshops/classes.