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Physical Characteristics

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  1. Describe what you looked like in your childhood years. Describe how your physical characteristics changed over these years.

  2. If you went through puberty in your childhood years, describe the experience. What changes occurred?

  3. Describe your hair. How did you wear it? Was there a particular style name associated with the way you wore your hair? What color was it? Did you or someone else fix your hair to go to school or other events?

  4. Describe your body. How big were you? Were you happy with your body, or did you wish any part(s) of it could be different? How did you want it to look?

  5. Did you have difficulties maintaining your weight? Did you feel you were too small or too big? Did you do anything to change your weight?

  6. Describe your face. What was your complexion like? What did your eyes, nose, and other facial features look like? Did you wear glasses or braces? If yes, how did you feel about wearing them?

  7. Did you look like or resemble anyone during your childhood years? Did you like looking like this person? Why or why not?

  8. Was there a particular body part that was your favorite? Your eyes, hair, or legs for example? Did you feel other people favored that part also?

  9. At this time in your life, if you could have changed your physical characteristics in any way, what would you have done? Why?

  10. Did you feel happy with the way you looked? Was your appearance important to you?

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