Personality Of Personality

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PERSONALITY The personality implies psychological and social character that an individual acquires by hereditary biological endowment which provides him the basis for development and social growth of environment within which he springs forth. The continuing process whereby the child is influenced by others (especially the parents) is called socialisation. It is a course of learning whereby the child comes to act in accordance with the special demands that membership in a certain society imposes upon him. The term personality is used in various senses. Generally, it is used to indicate the external outlook of an individual. In philosophy it means the internal quality. But in social psychology the term personality indicates neither the external…show more content…
Personality is acquired by the individual as a result of his participation in group life. Characteristics of Personality: New comb has discussed personality in the light of certain characteristics and traits. These characteristics and traits are as follows: 1. Personality is something which is unique in each individual: Personality refers to internal as well as external qualities, some of which are quite general. But it is unique to each individual. It is not possible for any other individual to reproduce or imitate the qualities of the personality of the individual. 2. Personality refers particularly to persistent qualities of an individual: Every individual has certain feeling as well as other permanent traits and qualities. Personality is mainly composed of the persistent or permanent qualities that exhibit themselves in form of social behaviour and attempt to make adjustment with the environment. 3. Personality represents a dynamic orientation of organism to environment: Personality represents the process of learning. It takes place in reference to the environment. We do not acquire all the traits of personality all at…show more content…
They are, in fact, integrated into one. This integration is nothing but a result of organisation which may be different from man to man. The behaviour of a person directed to one particular individual may differ from the behaviour of another person. That is why; we put the condition of suitable environment. This suitability is concerned with individual specificity. Foundations of Personality: On the basis of various definitions it can be said that personality is founded on certain structures. These are (i), Physiological structure of the organism, (ii) Psychic structure of the organism and (iii) Social and cultural structure. These structures contribute to the formation of personality. Individual is born with certain physical and psychological traits or structures. The physiological and psychological traits react to the social and cultural atmosphere. Consequently, the personality is made up. Various structures that form the personality are discussed below. 1. Physiological structure: Physiological structure of an individual influences the development of personality to a large extent. The foundation of this structure is laid in the mother’s womb. The physiological structure is deeply influenced by certain internal as well as external agencies. Heredity as well as social environment influence the development of the physiological
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