A background can include long-term interactions with arts, music, sciences, sports, writing, and many other learned skills.
Background also includes your social environments and how they’ve influenced your perception.
” A person’s background includes experiences, training, education, and culture.
You can discuss the experience of growing up, interacting with family, and how relationships have molded who you are.
The first question focuses on your personality traits — who you are.
The second question targets your progression throughout high school (an arc or journey).
A different idea that doesn’t involve an activity would be to discuss how your personality has developed in relation to your family; maybe one sibling is hot-headed, the other quiet, and you’re in the middle as the voice of reason (or maybe you’re the hot-head).
These are simply two examples of infinitely many ideas you could come up with.
Make sure that context and logic are inherent in your essay, however.
From paragraph to paragraph, sentence to sentence, your ideas should be clear and flow naturally.