What Are The Determinants Of Personality?


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Nature and nurture are the two factors that determine human personality. First, the genetic code of a human being, which is unique and based on hereditary and other factors, will be an indicator of personality. For example, some very young babies will already clearly be "shy" or "extroverted". However, the personality of a baby will be vastly modified by a child's upbringing, and the way they are nurtured by his or her mother and father, or legal guardian.


• One example of the way nature affects a baby is brain disorders who are inherited, and which will affect personality. For example, psychological problems related to brain chemistry, such as schizophrenia, are believed to have a strong genetic component. These diseases will be present as mutated genes in a baby, and, over time, they will create behaviour problems that may manifest themselves as a child grows into adulthood. However, the way a child handles their genetic difficulties will be affected by the child's upbringing.


• A child with a genetic disorder that affects personality will handle things better when they are loved, hugged, and well taken care of in the formative years. From babyhood, children require affection, warmth, intellectual stimulation, and respect in order to develop to their best possible potential. Children who lack nurturing in the formative years will suffer from issues, such as poor self-esteem, that affect their ability to socialize and make friends. Children who are overindulged may suffer from grandiose egos, and develop personality disorders, such as narcissism or sociopathy.

The factors that determine personality are myriad, but nature and nurture really are the fundamental building blocks of the personality. Everyone on the planet has an individual personality that is reflective of their genetics and upbringing; however, each person's free will is also a vital factor that will play a role in their overall happiness.
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Hereditary: Personality may be hereditary, that is, transmitted from parents to their children through genetics. Research done on animals has suggested this theory; however, there is inconclusive proof whether this theory may work with humans. It is more likely that only human temperament is transmitted through genetics.
Brain: Psychologists find it difficult to empirically relate brain physiology to personality. However, from the electrical stimulation of the brain, they have realized that a better understanding of human personality may come from the study of the brain.
Physical Features: Physical characteristics of a person have a tremendous influence on his/her personality. Physical characteristics may include height, weight, attractiveness, skin color, gender, etc.

While culture may be considered to play an influential role in the development of one's personality, psychologists have not found conclusive proof of this concept. Nevertheless, cultural influences on one's personality may he vast. A person within a culture is expected to behave in a certain way that is acceptable to the whole community.

Familial & Situational
This process is a bit complex and is dependent upon various processes. Social processes such as our interaction with our parents during childhood may have a great influence on our personalities. When we interacted with our parents, we picked up their behavior. In face, there is empirical evidence that the environment parents create at home shapes their child's personality. For example, a child brought up in a violent home may grow up to be aggressive.

Furthermore, there are various personality theories that study the development of personality based on family and social factors. These theories are the intrapsychic theory, type theories, trait theories, social learning theories, and self-theory. While all these theories differ in their fundamental principles, they all show that the development of personality depends upon social constructs created by society.
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Personality is the outcome of a continuous personal quality development process. The role of personality becomes clear in a particular situation. Personality is recognized in a situation. It is the result of personal quality interaction in a particular condition. The major determinants of personality of an individual are given below:
Biological Factors

Heredity: Heredity refers to those factors that were determined at conception. Physical stature, facial attractiveness, sex, temperament, muscle composition and reflexes, energy level, and biological rhythms are characteristics that are generally considered to be either completely or substantially influenced by who your parents were; that is, by their biological, physiological, and inherent psychological makeup. The contribution of heredity to personality development is vividly clear for developing external appearance, behavior, social stimuli, self inner awareness, organizing traits, etc.

Brain: Brain has a great impact on personality. The psychologists are unable to prove empirically the contribution of human brain in influencing personality. Father and children generally adopt the same type of brain stimulation. The differences are caused by environment. Electrical stimulation of brain (ESB) and split brain psychology (SBP)are the outcome of genetic transmission. The are helpful in moulding employee's behavior. ESB is used for motivating employees towards better performances. Managers are trained to use SBP for mobilizing employees for proper behavior.

Physical Features: Perhaps the most outstanding factor that contributes to personality is the physical stature of an individual. An individual's external appearance is proved to be having a tremendous effect on personality. For example, the fact that a person is short or tall, fat or thin, handsome or ugly, black or whitish will undoubtedly influence the person's effect on others and in turn will affect the self-concept. A person's physical characteristics may be related to his approach to the social environment, to the expectancies of others, and to their reactions, to him. These in turn may have impact on personality development.
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Personality is the outcome of continuous personal quality development process.

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