Diversity Paper

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Diversity Behavior is best defined as the unique behaviors, emotions and thought processes of an individual including the way that he or she interacts with others. While much of behavior may be thought to be innate, there are also external factors that can impact an individual's behavior. These factors have diversity and demographic characteristics; four of these factors will be discussed in this paper and the impact each has on individuals will be shown. Religion, personality traits, age and gender are thought to have the greatest impacts and therefore providing the best opportunity for discussion. Religion Since the beginning of documented history individuals have held strong to their religious beliefs and the right to practice religion in their own ways. As a result of various religions in society people have been hated and persecuted for their religious choices. Examples of this hatred and persecution are the Nazi concentration camps where thousands of Jews were killed, the Crusades in the middle-ages, and more recently the terrorist attacks of September 11. Some may wonder what relation such catastrophes have to the practice of religious freedoms; the answer can often be found in the influence of the messengers or leaders of certain religious orders. Since many religious followers believe that their religious leaders; such as priests, rabbis, popes, and prophets posses the true power of God, they go to great lengths to follow them. Since religion is often used to reinforce the cultural rules and values of society, eventually religion sets the stage for individuals to gain a sense of community and belonging. However, religion is not viewed positively by all; especially when religious practices tend to confl... ... middle of paper ... ...le and female brain are different in the areas that compute mathematical equations. Since there is no evidence that there is a biological difference then it would appear that nurture versus nature may be the reason for the differences. It is common for parent to have their daughters to participate in dance class, while their sons are encouraged to participate in aggressive sporting activities such as football and soccer. Conclusion As discussed in this paper, diversity consists of environmental and biological differences that can mold individual behavior. It is also evident that nurture not nature often has the greatest influence on the attitudes and personalities of an individual. So no matter the religious beliefs, personality traits, age and gender of an individual; the diversity of an individual can also be their strength if developed and nurtured properly.

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