Personality is such a broad construct in psychology and is described as the development of organised pattern of behaviours and attitudes that make a person distinct from another.
In other words, your personality refers to characteristics and qualities that defines who you are. Your personality is others’ view about you based on the observation.
To understand personality, we need to know some things about hereditary influence.
Many of our characteristics such as intelligence, temperament, emotional stability, body structure, height are transmitted from our parents.
The hereditary unit we receive from our parents and also transmit to our offspring is called “chromosome” most body cells contain 46 chromosome; 23 from the father’s sperm, 23 from the mother’s ovum.
These units contain genes which are either dominant or recessive. The activities of these genes explains why a child will have noticeable features of the father and mother.
These features, though biologically imposed, are only the root of what determines a person’s ultimate; personality is the interaction of these features with the environment.
Try to think not only about your genes but also about situation where they appear. Genes don’t live separately from life; they only live in a situation.
Albert Bandura, who postulated the social learning theory, asserts that behaviour is the result of continuous interaction between personal and environmental variables: Environmental conditions shape behaviours through learning, and a person’s behaviour in turn, shapes the environment. Persons and situations influence each other in a reciprocal manner .
The Chief focus of these theory is that behaviours are adopted by observation while growing up and that continuity and discontinuity of such behaviour is determined by how environment responds to it (appraisal or disapproval) at a young age.
The science of society reveals that humans are social beings and by these, it means that we do not exist in isolation.
Enough of saying you don’t care, take conscious steps by evaluating yourself and the state of your relationship with others, mend broken relationship and be happy.
Remember there is no such thing as a bad personality in itself; it is unacceptable behaviours that builds up a bad image of oneself.
Unacceptable behaviours are the blocks of bad personality. You are not genetically predisposed to behave badly, but rather, it is mismanaged emotions or wrong expression that brings about bad behaviour.
Below are some interesting fact on personality:
1 Your pet may reveal information about your personality.
2 Personality influences personal choices.