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  1. 1. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTWHAT IS PERSONALITY ?It is the totality of a person‟s quality, both desirable and undesirable as revealed in response to thevarious situations presented to you in life. Your personality is the total impact you make on otherpeople.The personality each one of has is determined by many factors. The level of one‟s intelligent. One‟sphysical limitations, extent of one‟s education , heredity and environmental , in which one s broughtup. The strength of our basic emotions, anxiety.According to Bradshaw-“ An individuals personality is an aggregate conglomeration of decisionsweve made throughout our lives...”A personality is an improvement in all spheres of an individuals life, be it with friends, in the officeor in any other environment.Personality development is the developing a personality cult so as to create a strong positiveimpression about self with the targeted group, or in general; and more pertinent aspect of suchpersonality is to maintain and prove in a long run.Ten Important Points for an Ultimate Personality:• Appearance.• Intelligence.• Smartness.• Trustworthy, High integrity and Responsible.• Knowledge, in depth.• Management.• Efficiency.• Economic independence.• Morality / Character.• Being beneficial / advantageous.The four aspects influencing personality are:Physical, Social, Psychological and Philosophical.Physical personality depends upon pleasing personality indirectly supported by health, strength andEnglish Assignment
  2. 2. withstanding capacity.Social personality‟s main factors are: social values, communication skill, attitude and economicindependence especially in relation with wealth.Psychological personality is in tune with personal values, approach, thinking pattern, emotionalmanagement and influenced by knowledge, intelligence and smartness.Philosophical personality is on account of maturity of values.SELF DEVELOPMENTSelf Development is an approach that emphasizes the importance of lifelong learning. It recognizesthat we all have a great potential for learning and for changing what we do.Self development focuses on the above mentioned cyclical process of learning, which encourages usto build the ability to take responsibility and be proactive – initiating action , rather than beingreactive- in the way we work. Being proactive assist us in gaining more awareness of our power torespond to any situation by recognizing our own role in influencing its outcome. Self developmentrecognizes us to recognize , and to own , our responsibility in influencing outcomes by taking risksand doing things differently.SWOT ANALYSISA SWOT is a planning tool used to understand the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, andThreats. It involves specifying the objective of the business or project or individual and identifyingthe internal and external factors that are supportive or unfavourable to achieving that objective.SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.English Assignment
  3. 3. A SWOT analysis generates information that is helpful in matching an organization or group‟s goals,programs, and a capacity to the social environment in which it operates.Strengths  Positive tangible and intangible attributes, internal to an organization.  They are within the organization‟s control.Weakness  Factors that are within an organization‟s control that detract from its ability to attain the desired goal.  Which areas might the organization improve?Opportunities  External attractive factors that represent the reason for an organization to exist and develop.  What opportunities exist in the environment, which will propel the organization?  Identify them by their “time frames”Threats  External factors, beyond an organization‟s control, which could place the organization mission or operation at risk.  The organization may benefit by having contingency plans to address them if they should occur.  Classify them by their “seriousness” and “probability of occurrence”.Changes in the global environment are radical and far reaching and the capacity to learn faster isthe only source for sustaining competitive advantage.The dictum, “Know thyself, own change thyself” has become the cornerstone of managerialeffectiveness. Learning implies awareness of the job, one‟s current position, personal strengths andlimitations , and development needs. Knowing oneself is not enough. Learning about self must betranslated into action for change. Consequently ,change in self leads to managing the external reality.Managers need to continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills in technical, environmental andleadership areas. They need to examine their values , style and typical behaviours and assess theextent to which these are facilitating them both in their professional lives and personal lives.What is Knowledge Management ?English Assignment
  4. 4. A systematic and integrated coordination of organisation-wide activities of acquiring, creating, storing,sharing, disseminating, developing and deploying knowledge by individuals and groups in pursuit oforganisational goals.Knowledge, by definition, resides within people. To derive competitive advantage, the organizationshould be able to harness this individual knowledge through its systems and procedures therebyinstitutionalizing it into Organizational Knowledge, and use this Organizational Knowledge intoadding value in its business proposition.Knowledge Management is a way of looking at every aspect of an organisation‟s operations toimprove the way it harnesses the knowledge that is crucial to its continued success.What is done in Knowledge management?  Creating and populating a repository of in –house knowledge  Valuation of knowledge  Facilating the transfer of knowledge  Creating a knowledge sharing environment  Building an organizational culture focused on innovation and knowledge creation.TOOLS OF SUCCESS“Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life, as by theobstacleswhich one has overcome while trying to succeed”The Following are the seven mantras for success: 1. Communication Skills – Most of what goes on as business in an organisation is, in fact, communication. Anything that is not communication is probably dependent on something to initiate communication or keep it going. This is why one needs to master the art of communication both verbal as well as written. 2. Influencing Abilities: This is more of a leadership trait. It includes persuading and negotiating skills. Persuasion means convincing and encouraging people to do, as against being pushy and aggressive. It is a very powerful tool, especially in conflicting situations both in your professional as well as personal life. 3. Managing Skills: - In layman‟s words this term means getting things done. But from the career perspective it means managing things, people and of course, managing yourself, that is, your time, resources and money. To be able to achieve success one needs to prepare and trainEnglish Assignment
  5. 5. himself/ herself in the art of effective management. 4. Problem Solving – It means knowing how to recognize and define problems, implement solutions and track and evaluate results. Effective problems solving skills will help to become the backbone of any team, which in turn will help in career prospects. 5. Creative Thinking – It is said that intelligence is central to both the right and left modes of the brain. But the majority of people give more importance only to the logical approach in problem solving. What is really required is a blend of logical and lateral thinking processes together to generate new ideas and solutions, seeing things in the `round‟ and having an open mind. 6. Social Skills – It means one‟s ability to relate to people, having insights, helping others and facilitating. Interdependence today is of greater value than independence. Thus it becomes that much more important for you to take a genuine interest in people with whom you work and spent time, emotion and money on them. 7. Managing Money - If in spite of possessing all the above mentioned skills you fail to achieve success it may be because you are poor in the number game! You must have your figures, statistics and accounts in place. You must be shrewd in the money matters. As an old saying goes. “Money begets Money”.Source :Personality Development – 30th Nov.pdf Rasyeda Ghulam Aufa 321210010 Information System 2012English Assignment
  6. 6. Some Tips for Personality DevelopmentPersonality is the collection of characteristic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are associated witha person. Personality Development is an improvement in all spheres of an individuals life, be it withfriends, in the office or in any other environment. The progress in and insistence on quality ofeducation coupled with rapid strides in spread of knowledge calls for equally developed and ablerecipients. Thus, a definite need is felt for well-developed personality and character in our life. Thevedantic concept of personality development is based on the concept of perfection of each soul andself-confidence for realization and manifestation of this inner knowledge. Five dimensions areinvolved in forming the human personality. These are:  Physical self  Energy self  Intellectual self  Mental self  Blissful selfWell-integrated personality is the sum total of harmonious expression of these five dimensions.Certain Factors About Personality DevelopmentThere are various factors you will need to consider for personality development so that it has apositive effect on your life. Personality development is all about your individualism and how youcontrol your emotions to act in a way that is most beneficial for you. When we think and analyze howEnglish Assignment
  7. 7. people around us have behaved or reacted, we are in a way trying to assess how their personalities are,without really knowing what we are doing. A personality is built up by the kinds of thoughts andfeelings we have within us that can result in a particular behavior.  Have a positive attitude  Motivate Yourself  Believe in your strong points  Effective Body Language  Handle people the right wayFocusing on personality development can help overcome many hurdles in your life. Problems thatmay seem to loom large otherwise can suddenly seem to be really miniscule for you. Always fill yourmind with positive and fresh thoughts. Remember, how you present yourself has a lot to do with theway things can turn out for you. So, turn things in your favor with successful ways of personalitydevelopment..Some Tips to Improve Personality & Life StlyeHere are some "Popular Sayings" which will very be helpful for everyone in critical situations.  Dont compare yourself with any one in this world. If you compare, you are insulting yourself.  Life laughs at you when you are unhappy... Life smiles at you when you are happy... Life salutes you when you make others happy...  Every successful person has a painful story. Every painful story has a successful ending. Accept the pain and get ready for success.  Easy is to judge the mistakes of others. Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet.  No one can go back and change a bad beginning; But anyone can start now and create a successful ending.  If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If a problem cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?  If you miss an opportunity dont fill the eyes with tears. It will hide another better opportunity in front of you.  "Changing the Face" can change nothing. But "Facing the Change" can change everything. Dont complain about others; Change yourself if you want peace.  Mistakes are painful when they happen. But years later collection of mistakes is called experience, which leads to success.  Be bold when you loose and be calm when you win.English Assignment
  8. 8.  Heated gold becomes ornament. Beaten copper becomes wires. Depleted stone becomes statue. So the more pain you get in life you become more valuable.Personality TraitsPersonality Traits are intrinsic differences that remain stable throughout most of our life. They are theconstant aspects of our individuality.The Big Five Personality TraitsThe "Big Five Personality Traits" are five broad factors or dimensions of personality developedthrough lexical analysis. The Traits are also referred to as the "Five Factor Model". The model isconsidered to be the most comprehensive empirical or data-driven enquiry into personality. The firstpublic mention of the model was in 1933, by L. L. Thurstone in his presidential address to theAmerican Psychological Association. The five factors are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion,Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. The Five Factor Model is a purely descriptive model of personality,but psychologists have developed a number of theories to account for the Big Five.The Big Five factors ExplanationOpenness - appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and varietyof experience.Conscientiousness - a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement;planned rather than spontaneous behavior.Extraversion - energy, positive emotions, surgency, and the tendency to seek stimulation and thecompany of others.Agreeableness - a tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious andantagonistic towards others.English Assignment
  9. 9. Neuroticism - a tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression,or vulnerability; sometimes called emotional instability.Personality is the result of mans experience; it is thesum total of all that he has said, done, felt, thought,hoped for and believed in; it is the result of hisreactions to the events of life as they come and go.Dont give up your heart if you face anything hard inyour life. It all depends on our views. DevelopingPersonality is not a one day activity. It takes time depends on our interest & dedication to improve it.Find out the factor which you are weak in & try to work on that & Lead a Happy Life!!!!!!!Source :Some Tips for Personality Development Rasyeda Ghulam Aufa 321210010 Information System 2012English Assignment
  10. 10. Personality Development: Be Who You Want to BePersonality is an interesting subject, and not a topic I wanted to cover until I had thoroughly done myresearch. After-all, even just the word „personality‟ means a lot of different things to a lot of differentpeople. Our personality actually plays a huge part in how we perceive the world and how the worldperceives us so I think it is an important subject to cover.This site is all about living the life you want to live and being who you want to be and I think it‟s safeto say that we each view someone‟s personality as a large part of what makes them who they are.With that in mind, let‟s look at how you can change yours for your own benefit.What is Our Personality?I searched around for some definitions of this term and I have to say that my favourite is rather basic:“A set of qualities that make a person distinct from another”. Nice, simple, to the point and the exactdefinition that I‟ve come to think the word means through my 19 years of existence.On top of that statement, I, like many others, believe that our personality includes our beliefs andvalues so this is the understanding of the word I‟m going to use here. Feel free to substitute your owndefinition and still go through the process towards the middle of this post.How It Is FormedYour current personality, whatever it may be, has been formed in a number of ways. Psychologistshave studied human personalities for years and have come to a number of conclusions. First of all, itis believed that certain traits in our character are hereditary, yet things like our values and beliefs arederived from socialization and unique experiences, mostly from childhood.Based on that statement, it‟s likely that the personality of you and anyone you know is based on:  Social experiences (especially from childhood)  Unique experiences that you have had in your lifetime  The environment in which you grew up and how you had to actWhile most of this might seem obvious, there is some strong research which suggests that a lot of ourcurrent personality is in-fact, genetic. As an example, researchers from the University of MinnesotaEnglish Assignment
  11. 11. studied 8,000 twins who had been separated shortly after birth and reunited later in life for whateverreason. They found that even though one of the twins may have lived a completely different live in adifferent environment, their behaviours were still almost identical.I don‟t think I like the idea that our personality and specifically our behaviours are largely proven tobe based around our genetic make-up. That being said, I still believe it is entirely possible to changeyour personality and literally be whoever you want to be.Designing your Own PersonalityBefore continuing with the following steps on designing your own personality, spend a few minutesthinking of the personalities of people in your life. I have some close friends that I know whenever Isee them they will cheer me up because they are happy and very positive. On the other hand, I alsohave friends that are close, but I can always predict how they will react in certain situations and it isusually in a negative manner.I think all of you can relate to my situation of having friends who you love to be around and otherfriends who you do care about, but make you feel „drained‟ when you spend time with them.The whole point of this post and personality development in general is to develop the characteristicsyou want to have rather than the ones you‟ve been conditioned with.Following are four steps that I have personally used in the past month to help bring about a change inmy own personality that have allowed me to literally be the type of person I want to be. If you are justa skim reader, do not take any advice in this post. The sections in bold need their descriptions to beread in order to have this process result in the kind of personality that you want.1. Be Honest With Your Current TraitsHow would you describe yourself right now? Personally I think I have quite a split personality. Attimes I can be quiet, I keep myself to myself and I‟m very considerate towards the feelingsof others.At other times, I can be quite crazy, highly outgoing and literally oblivious to what people think and Idon‟t really care.It‟s important that you are honest with your current traits so you can decide what you want to change.The position I would like to take my life requires me to be considerate to others so I wouldn‟t changethat, but I also want to have other characteristics which don‟t necessarily compliment beingconsiderate.If you‟ve just spent the last few days in a negative spiral, cursing everything and thinking the worldEnglish Assignment
  12. 12. owes you a favour, then don‟t define yourself as someone who is happy and positive all the time. Youmay be happy and positive some of the time, but you should be aware of the traits you aren‟t so proudof as well as the ones that you are. Honest self-assessment is key to this step of the process.2. Define the Qualities You Want to HaveBecause this is all about you being who you want to be, it‟s time to pick the qualities that you want tohave. I have to stress that is important that you do not go overboard on this part of the process andpick tons of qualities that you desire. It is far easier to focus on around 5 core qualities you would liketo have at a time rather than a list of 20 or more.Some of the qualities that I picked for myself were:  Independent  Honest  Positive  Fun / Good sense of humour  TrustworthyIt is important you pick qualities that you want to have, rather than qualities you think people wantyou to have. I put honest and trustworthy on my list because they matter to me personally, but I alsoput positive because life is a toss-up between that and negative. Most people will say they want to bepositive yet they unconsciously love drama in their lives, so really think about this before makingyour list.3. Visualise Yourself for 21 Days with These QualitiesThe 21-day format has been without a doubt the most amazing thing I have came across in my life. Ilike to think that I semi-invented this idea because even though it is featured in the book „PsychoCybernetics„ by Maxwell Maltz, I can‟t find any evidence online of someone who had put a plan inplace for this and implemented it (so I did).This third part of the process will involve you visualising yourself in any situation having the qualitiesthat you want to have. There are a few things to remember during visualisations and the 21-daychallenge:  You must do this for 21 days without missing a day  You need to visualise yourself being how you want to be in terms of the end result, not the processEnglish Assignment
  13. 13.  Your visualisations need to be as real as possible – notice smells, colours, small details and sounds from your imagined environmentTo give an example, If I want the quality of positivity to become natural, then each day I must spend acouple of minutes visualising myself being positive. For example I might visualise myself, as vividlyas possible, being positive after an event that most people would struggle to remain happy about. I amaware of the fact that this idea will sound very silly if you have never tried it before.However, it is scientifically proven that our nervous system can not tell the difference between a realevent and one that is vividly imagined. The 21 days that you will do this process for is enough timefor new connections and pathways to form in your brain, thus „imprinting‟ your desired result – sortof like a habitual auto-response.4. Act as If They Are PresentThis is quite self explanatory, but in everyday life see if you can act as if your desired qualities arealready present. If you want to be positive then be positive, if you wish to be honest then startimplementing that in your life. This will get much, much easier as you get closer to the end of the 21day challenge and this starts to become habitual.For those of you who do take this challenge I would love for you to come back in around three weeksand let me know how you get on. To everyone else, I would love your thoughts of the idea in generaland what your thoughts are on changing our personalities.Source :Personality Development: Be Who You Want to Be Rasyeda Ghulam Aufa 321210010 Information System 2012English Assignment