CHAPTER 5

GAIN STRENGTH FROM THE SUPPORT OF OTHERS

I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own.” These lines, adapted from the U.S. Navy SEAL Ethos, exemplify the nature of interpersonal support within a highly cohesive group.

SELF-ASSESSMENT #5

Directions: Circle the answer that best describes how strongly you agree with the following statements.

1. I have a supportive family.

1—Strongly disagree

2—Disagree

3—Agree

4—Strongly agree

2. I have supportive friends.

1—Strongly ...

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