What Is Personality?

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WHAT IS PERSONALITY?
PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

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What Is Personality?

  1. 1. WHAT IS PERSONALITY? Powerpoint presentation by V.SIVARAMAKRISHNAN, CHENNAI
  2. 2. <ul><li>DICTIONARY MEANING: </li></ul><ul><li>A person’s distinctive character or qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Socially attractive qualities (was clever but had no personality) </li></ul><ul><li>Famous person (TV Personality) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is personality? <ul><li>Personality is somebody’s set of characteristics </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional responses </li></ul><ul><li>Social roles </li></ul><ul><li>Other individual traits </li></ul>Personality is the totality of somebody’s :
  5. 5. Personality usually refers to: <ul><li>that which is unique about a person </li></ul><ul><li>the characteristics that distinguish him or her from other people </li></ul>
  6. 6. Personality implies : <ul><li>predictability about how a person will act or react under different circumstances. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What determines personality? <ul><li>Heredity and environment interact to form personality </li></ul>
  8. 8. INTELLIGENCE AND TEMPERAMENT <ul><li>Among the personality characteristics that are known to be at least partly determined by heredity are: </li></ul><ul><li>intelligence & </li></ul><ul><li>temperament (quality of mind) </li></ul>
  9. 9. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Most experts believe that a child’s experiences in the family are crucial for personality development. </li></ul><ul><li>How well basic needs are met in infancy, along with later patterns of child rearing, can leave a permanent mark on personality. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How children learn behaviour? <ul><li>Children learn behavior appropriate to their sex by identifying with their same-sex parent. </li></ul><ul><li>a warm relationship with that parent facilitates such learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Children are also influenced by their siblings. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ROLE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS <ul><li>Some authorities emphasize the role of social and cultural traditions in personality development. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT TEST <ul><li>The interview , a widely used method of personality assessment, is a means of eliciting from the individual a report of past, present, and anticipated future responses. </li></ul>
  13. 13. thank you

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