How Does Personality Influence Personality

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Personality Influences No one in the whole world has the same personality, but have you ever thought of how their personalities came to be? Personalities are built and influenced by many things and many people. The real question is what affects and molds a personality into what it is today? I believe that these are the four most common things that I believe influence personalities the most: where you grew up/environment influences, genetics/attitude, peers/friends and/or family, values/beliefs. When reading up on how environment affects personality and/or behaviour I noticed that one of the authors had a hard time understanding how South Asians felt about where they live. Because to most Westerners you identify by your psychology, consciousness, and your subjectivity-while tending not to think about where they live. While South Asians believe that a home isn’t just where you live or where you are, it’s who you are, an extension of you. There is a difference between the questions “where are you from?” and “where’s home for you?”, of course anyone can name where they are from, but it’s different when you are talking about home. Here is a quote directly from an article I was reading, “If home is where the heart is, then by its most literal definition, my home is wherever I am. I've always been liberal in my use of the word. If I'm going to visit my parents, I'm going home and if I'm returning to Chicago, I'm also going home....And the truth is, the location of your heart, as well as the rest of your body, does affect who you are” (Beck). I truly love this quote because the author is saying that no matter where you go or where you are, you will always find a home within yourself. Although there is not a lot of scientific work that sh... ... middle of paper ... ...lly reflect the person, but it mostly speaks volumes on how we perceive ourselves. Here is another excerpt from that same article talking about how we value things, “If we value something very highly we give it worth above other things or even ultimate worth. We build our lives around it. This prioritising, giving position, reverence or regard was called ‘worschipe’ in Middle English. Today its name is ‘worship’. In other words, even if you do not consider yourself religious we all give something religious value” (Guo). This is something I believe everyone can relate to because everyone values something and places it on this pedestal, whether it is a person, or God, or materialistic things-everyone can relate to this quote. In conclusion I believe that all four of these aspects influence personality. However, I don’t believe they all influence personality equally.

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