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PERSONALITY/PRICELESS

Personality is considered as the primary asset of a person in order to be accepted in the


society where he or she belongs. In many situations, personality is always a qualification that is
used in looking for a job, in choosing a friend or a partner in life, a business partner, even in the
simplest work like selling, personality is considered.

II. Theories of Personality


Virtually all of us are interested in knowing more about ourselves and others. Understanding
the behavior of others not only satisfies our curiosity but also gives us a greater sense of control
over our own lives, and makes the world more predictable and less threatening.
Explanations for human behavior also are sought by psychologists who work in the discipline of
personality psychology. All of the study dedicated to this science y has several theoretical
perspectives in the nature of personality. But the three major forces in the history of the study
of personality are Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, and Phenomenology or Humanism.
A. the psychoanalytic approach the creator of the psychoanalytic approach is Sigmund Freud,
according to whom there are three identifiable structures to personality:
1) The id consists of all the innate desires which include bodily needs, sexual urges and
aggressive impulses.
2) The ego stands for the reasons and good sense, and for rational ways of coping with
frustration. It is the part of personality that deals with reality of how the ids desires are to be
met.
3) The superego, the third part of personality, judges whether actions are right or wrong.
B. Behaviorism - believe that people are not inherently good or evil but are readily modified by
events and situation in their environment. However this theory is criticized because for some
psychologists, this outlook makes humans seem like puppets whose strings are pulled by the
environment.
C. Humanistic approach - Humanism theory is focused on self, which refers to the individuals
own personal internal experiences and subjective evaluation. It also emphasizes the persons
dynamism and his capacity for personal growth. Positive growth and free will determine ones
own destiny.

III. Different Types of Personality


The personality itself is built up of two completely different traits; character and
temperament. The difference between your character and your temperament is that your
character traits come from your experiences, for example: Your parents habits, preferences
and values; the norms of your society in expressing love and hate; what your relatives
considered to be normal and acceptable; what was considered dangerous; what was
considered funny; plus many other cultural aspects. Temperament, however, is the balance of
your personality. These are biologically based tendencies that you inherited from your parents.
This is your disposition to think and feel in a certain way that appeared from your early
childhood. Learning about the temperaments will help you understand others and your
personality in a much better way.

As a concluding element to this presentation, I have personality development. In order to


survive in todays world one needs to be smart and quick-witted all the time. Its no longer just
about how much effort you put into your work. As a result, the value of personality is
magnified. This priceless feature of ours can be used to our own choice: as a life boat that we
hold on to for dear life in this crazy world we live in or as a huge rock carried on our back,
slowing and making our walk in life harder. Hence, Im going to take the liberty and give out
advices for which no one asked for. Im merely going to repeat some tips that we all already
know just for the sake of self-awakening:
1 bring positivity wherever you go;
2 have a formulated opinion and express it;
3 read more often and develop new interests;
4 be a good listener;
5 dont forget to have fun;
6 always be your confident self;
7 finally, know yourself.
in the wise words of tyrion lannister