CBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper Writing Section | Concept Chart

(A) Study the concept chart from the self-help magazine section of a monthly publication.

Write a paragraph in not more than 120 words, analysing the listed responses to the situation when one faces setbacks. (5)

Model Answer

Setbacks upset each and every one of us. However, the way people deal with a setback can differ from person to person. Some of us process it in a healthy manner. Despite being upset by the setback, they demonstrate a desire to learn from the experience and then let go of the negative emotions associated with the failure. People who process setbacks in this manner tend to observe the pattern. They analyse the magnitude of the problem, assess the difficulty involved in processing the job and weigh the chances of accomplishing success in future. In order to do so, they process old memories of times when they accomplished tasks successfully and then reinforce the belief that they are capable of performing the job. Thus, they transform the anxiety and develop the resolve to work again.

Some people, however, have considerable difficulty coping with setbacks. They may demonstrate two types of behaviour. Some of them simply cannot accept the failure. They have difficulty coming to terms with the fact that they can fail sometimes and that some situations are not in their control. It takes a lot of time and effort for them to accept the situation. And if they fail they can develop feelings of inadequacy and incompetency. They also demonstrate a greater tendency to blame others for their failure.

Some people who cannot fully process the setback may feel overwhelmed. They doubt their ability and criticize themselves. They continue to brood over the failure and become listless. Unfortunately, these tendencies divert their attention and prevent them from learning from the setback. Failure to accept setbacks can lead to feelings such anger, apathy, anxiety and depression.

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