Personality Characteristics

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Personality Characteristics
Lisha Storment
April 27, 2010
Scott Duncan

This paper will describe the personality characteristics that enabled the development of my personality during my childhood years of early development, family and social relationships, and also the educational background that was and is a key component to my development.

Personality can be defined as life’s experiences that have been ensconced from those around us, including the environment that encircles our beings. Webster’s dictionary defines personality as “distinctive individual qualities of a person, considered collectively”. Also, some qualities that could be defined as good qualities versus bad qualities were mentioned, (Webster’s). “Personality is to man what perfume is to a flower”, quoted by Charles M. Schwab. During early childhood development, my personality was becoming noticed by those around me. My childhood was a happy occurrence in which both parents were present during my first five years, where studies have shown to be of great importance in the forming of the personality and development of children. There was no sickness in my environment, no negative environment in which a child could be scarred or interrupted in their early childhood development. My father was in the Air Force and we traveled to many different cities and countries. I did lack the stability of forming roots in one place, with the same friends, same school, and the same home. But, I did not suffer when it came to forming new friendships or the ability to connect to a new home or school. I seemed to have thrived in this situation. I made new friends and continued to grow and learn and to adapt in new situations when the time arose. My personality is easy-going, laid back, flexible, and happy on the most part. We do learn an abundance of qualities from our peers and family. Some of those qualities are positive while others are negative. It is up to us to pick and choose the...
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