Personality Psychology

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Individual Assignment: Personality Reflection
•         Write a 700- to 1,050-word reflective paper that addresses the following questions:

How would you define personality?
Personality is the unique way an individual has learned to deal with the challenges of life and work. It is the general trend of how a person thinks and behaves.

It's based on a few inherited traits, but mostly it's how a person builds on that, making decisions in life to learn a certain way, interact a certain way, solve problems a certain way, etc.

Every personality is unique. There are no two exactly identical personalities. This is because no two people are alike and no two people grow up under the same conditions with the same experiences and decisions. Patterns of thought and action are ingrained, and the sum total is an individual's personality.

Personality is only one of the ways a person is unique. Separate from personality are knowledge, skills, values, motivations, memories, resources, and strengths of character.

What are some key personality features that define you?

Do others view you differently than you view yourself? Are your personality features consistent or do they change according to the situation? Have you ever taken a personality test before? If so, what was your reaction to the analysis? If not, what would you expect a proper test to measure? What would make a personality test reliable and valid?  

•         Consider the personality concepts you learn this week as you write your answers. •         Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper. •         Format your paper according to APA standards.
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