Personality Influences On Personality Development

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Do we ever think of past experiences or past events and wonder if they had any influence on our personalities? Whether or not that day affected the way that we are today? We are indeed most vulnerable to various impacts in our childhoods. In fact, Deborah Serani, Psychology Doctor said: “It can be argued that personality actually begins before birth, with each parent’s genetics influencing the development of temperament -- a behavioural response style. After birth, a child’s prewired temperament, personal, and social experiences will set the stage for personality development.” Until we are 7 years old, our personalities should be fairly developed. Everything that occurred throughout these years contributed to form our behaviours and reactions…show more content…
Naturally, the death of a child leaves us in devastation and anguish. Thus, Dali was constantly reminded of his brother’s demise because his parent’s kept repeating that he is his brother’s reincarnation, dressing him in the clothes of his deceased brother, comparing the two of them, naming him the same name or just simply giving Dali the same toys to play with. When he was 5 years old, he was taken to his brother’s grave. Imagine the shock, being taken to a grave at such a young age where the tombstone reads your name. The conflict that this creates and builds within the child, is this my deceased brother or me? Perhaps this is how his childhood began, growing up in an environment where I am not entirely me, where my core identity is being suppressed, where I am forced to build a persona to become the person that my parents wish me to be and where my persona is in continuous conflict with who I truly…show more content…
During that time, he began overcoming shyness by developing a new eccentric person and I assume that being apart from his family and left in this world without the support of his mother helped him overcome that. He also began wearing dandy outfits and growing his eponymous moustache. I guess that being finally free from tension and anxieties unleashed his true self in such aggressiveness the he was expelled from school for making an outrageous statement that none of his teachers were good enough to examine his work. Later on in his 20s, Dali heard of experimental surrealist artists who create strange fantastical artwork inspired by the new psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud. And of course, instinctively realizing how good it is to be surrounded by this environment that I believe would definitely help release his inner fears and anxieties with impunity, he moved to
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