Personality Reflection

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Personality Reflection
Personality Reflection
Personality is discussed about all over the world. When interviewing for a job, the interviewer looks at one’s personality. The personality that you think you possess, is that the same personality that comes across to others? Have you ever taken a test to find out your personality traits? Do you believe these tests? If so, why are they valid? Before answering these questions, one must know the definition of personality. What is the definition of one’s personality? Definition online describes personality as the quality or condition of being a person; the totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, peculiar to a specific person; the pattern of collective character, behavioral, temperamental, emotional, and mental traits of a person; and distinctive qualities of a person, especially those distinguishing personal characteristics that made one socially appealing. A personality feature, also known as a profile, is an in-depth look at a person’s lifestyle, characteristics, emotions, hobbies, appearance or just what makes the person tick (Dictionary.com, 2009). Each person is different therefore each person could have a different personality. When determining some one else’s personality, look at his or her expression. Think about how this person expresses himself verbally. Is he gruff or salty? Does he beat around the bush or come right to the point? Is he energetic? Is he nervous or calm? Is he aggressive or lethargic? What is his temper? Does he rarely lose it? Does he have a short fuse? Look into the way he or she interacts with others. Is he or she shy or reticent? Is he or she pushy or domineering? Do they crack jokes and have a sense of humor? Does he or she laugh often? Does he have self-confidence? Is he blunt and proclaim his views, even when unpopular? Is he arrogant or meek? Does his public image agree with his private character? Is he often grim and angry publicly but good-humored away from the public eye? How tenacious is he? Is he easily discouraged, or stubborn, perhaps bullheaded? Does he seem to enjoy battling long odds? Answering these questions could tell a great deal about one’s personality. Some key personality features that define me would be open to new experiences, conventional, and down to earth. I am very organized and can be reliable upon. I am neither particularly reserved nor social. I like to communicate, but not one to start the conversation. I tend to consider the feelings of others. I went through as asked others about how I come across and they clearly state that I come across the same way I see myself. However, some say that I am goofy and outgoing and fun loving and humorous. Some answers came across differently depending on whom was being asked the questions (John, O. 2009). When looking at one’s personality, you might notice a change. However, this could be caused by the person whom he or she is speaking to. For example, if a teenager is at home with his or her parents, his or her personality might be totally different from when around his or her friends. This means according to the situation, people adjust their personalities to those he or she are around and the situation at hand (Professional Resumes, 2009). I looked up the possibility of being a Type A Personality and I fit some of the characteristics. For example, I am very competitive, strong achievement orientation, certain physical characteristics that results from stress. I tend to grind my teeth and this is another symptom of Type A personality. Type A behavior eventually takes a toll on one’s body. However, Type A people usually find themselves in stressful demanding jobs and because of this they find themselves with this type of behavior which would be self induced (Scott, 2009). Taking tests on the internet is an exciting way to learn more about you. On the internet, sites all over have tests that people can take (Myers, Briggs, 2009). I have taken...
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