Introduction to Personality Essay
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Introduction to Personality
Personality has been part of debate amongst theorists for decades. Many theories have been developed about what human personality is and how it develops. Even after so many years of research and studies, no one definition has been agreed by all theorists. This paper will briefly talk about different aspects of personality and what influence in the development of personality. A person's personality is made up with his or her interests, attitude, behavioral patterns, social role, emotional responses and other traits that continue throughout a long period of time. Psychologists from different parts of the world defined personality in variety of ways. However, personality theorists have not agreed on a…show more content…
Traits may be unique, common to some group, or shared by the entire species, but their pattern is different for every individual. Thus each person, though like others in some ways, has a unique personality. Characteristics are unique qualities of an individual that include such attributes as temperament, physique, and intelligence (Feist, J., & Feist, G., 2009).
Many theoretical approaches have been taken by theorists in the study of personality. Among the many contributors who developed theories about personality was the German psychologist Sigmund Freud. He was the founder of psychoanalytic theory. Many found Freud’s theory to be shocking and controversial. However, his work was a great influence in the development of sociology, psychology, art and literature. The term psychoanalysis is used to refer to many aspects of Freud’s work and research, including Freudian therapy and the research methodology he used to develop his theories. Freud relied heavily on his observations and case studies of his patients when he formed his theory of personality development. Before looking at Freud's theory of personality, let’s first understand his view of how the mind is organized. According to Freud, the mind can be divided into two main parts. Such as, the conscious mind includes everything that people are aware of. This is the aspect of ones mental processing that he or she can think and talk about rationally. A part of this includes memory, which is not always part of
My name is Grace Dee. I believe that chummy, outgoing, talkative, smiley, funny, and reserved at times describe me. Why? Read to find out. For starter, I am chummy. We all choose our friends, but me, I don’t have intense standards on choosing my friends. I’m not a racist. I’m a good listener with generally a happy disposition. I easily make friends especially on social networking sites. But because of being shy, I usually won’t do the first move to get to know someone. So I guess it’s still called “chummy” or “friendly”. Secondly, I’m an outgoing person.
I don’t mean I am that person who goes to party even if I don’t know anyone and go schmooze around with people. I mean, I do things related to having fun with friends and family. I’m also a shy person and I’m pretty confused about what my personality really is – shy or outgoing or shy extrovert or outgoing introvert. I’m shy around people I don’t know but I’m loud and outgoing if I’m with friends even if we’re surrounded by strangers. So, that’s it. Next, talkative. I am chatty person. My favorite pastime is talking with friends. When watching movies, I always talk to the person sitting next to me about it.
I’m usually the starter when everybody gets silent. I always start the conversation and I don’t run out of things to tell. My topics were acclimating to the others. So the next adjective is “smiley”. I am a smiley person. If happen meet a good friend, I still smile even if I’m feeling bad about something. I’m not a snob; I don’t want them to assume that I’m mad at them. I smile because I think it looks good on me. Funny. I’m always told that I’m funny. I make my friends laugh unintentionally. Personally, I don’t find myself funny at all. It’s just that I’m outspoken.
Sometimes, I’m just mean and everybody thinks I’m joking. It’s amusing because I’m dead serious in saying my ‘inappropriate comment’ then there’s them, laughing. Then after a while, I realize that I’ve said something funny and laugh with them. I’m reckless. I don’t mean I care less everything in life. I don’t think things twice; what already happened is gone to the past. I usually don’t regret decisions. In conclusion, congratulations! You now know all about me. I normally don’t write so, I guess “normally” is a good word to describe the way I wrote this.