PSY/250 Version 6: Psychology of Personality
October 27, 2011
Many times people evaluate different types of personalities around them and realize the reflections on how and why people behave as they do. There are many theories that help explain how and why certain features of these are developed. Although there are many theories of personality, the first step is to understand exactly what is meant by the term personality. What is Personality?
A brief definition would be that personality is composed of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make each person unique. Personality arises within the individual and remains fairly constant throughout life. Some of the key features of personality are: consistency, there is a recognizable order, and regularity of behavior. People act in the same or similar in a variety of situations. Psychological and physiological personality is a psychological construct but research suggests it also is influenced by biological processes and needs. It affects the behavior, and actions of the personality not only influence how they move and respond to the environment of people, but also have to act a certain way. Several expressions, personality are represented in more than just behavior. They can also see into the thoughts, feelings, relationships, and other social interactions. What are some key personality features?
One feature is the behavior that indicates a willingness to give a similar response in many circumstances and in turn allows them to predict their behavior and the behavior of others. There are many of different theories about how personality develops. Some of these important perspectives on personality are: perspectives from the principle of personality, these theories suggest that a limited number of personality types which are related to biological influences. View Trait theories of personality as a result of internal...
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