Autobiography in Psychology

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Autobiography in Psychology

By | June 2006
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Many times in people's lives, they are asked to define their personality and they do not know how to respond. What is the actual definition of personality and how can we define our own? Personality is a unique consistent pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting. In other words, personality is a combination of characteristics or qualities that form the person in you. Like a painting, there are many different color schemes that combine in order to show the big picture. There is no such thing as a person without a personality. Some people may not have very extroverted characteristics; this means that they have a shy or colorless personality. Now its time for me to define my personality. Who am I? What events in my life influenced the person that I am today? Well I guess it started when I was born. The first few seconds that I peaked my head out of my mother's womb into a huge place I now call "the world". I was in a room with people surrounding me and caring for my every need; such as cutting my umbilical cord, cleaning my body of amniotic fluid, and bonding with this woman that I now call "mommy". These first few moments in my life had a major impact on who I am today. Just think how it would be like if you were born, and just let out into the world without anyone to care for your needs. After all, this is the beginning of the dependency stage. So the next few years in my life were a breeze. Old people pinching my cheeks, saying how adorable I was, feeding me, bathing me, burping me, changing my diapers, etc. during these years in my life my body would adapt to the world around me. I feel that if I didn't get the care and nurturing that I needed from others, than I wouldn't be able to move on to the next stage in my life; The independent stage. Now I'm 5 years old and cruising through life; eating cookies, watching TV, trying on my mother's lipstick, everything's going great. Then one day I hear of this place called "school". What's happening? One day I'm chilling...

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