Personality and Concepts

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Personality & Concepts


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An individual’s personality is what makes them unique. How people’s personalities are developed is based on years of research and theories. This paper will discuss some of those theories and dig into the research of personalities.

Personality & Concepts
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* How I define personality
* Personality is what makes a person unique. Personality is also what makes a person similar and different from others. Our personality is what makes us who we are, the reason we make the decisions we make, and why we act the way we do. According to the book, the psychology of personality is measured by eight key aspects: Psychoanalytic, Neo-Analytic/Ego, Biological Behaviorist, Cognitive, Trait, Humanistic/Existential, Interactionist.
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* What are some key personality features that define you?
* There are several features that define my personality. Being that I am a Gemini and believe in the accuracy of the descriptions of Gemini’s from several different sources. Some of my key strengths are my communicative abilities, charisma, sense of humor, intelligence level, curiosity, and willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges. Some of my strengths can also become problems and turn into weaknesses. Looking at my life and the many different endeavors I’m involved in, outsiders could view me as a “jack of all trades” and “master of none”.
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* Although I love learning new things, I easily become bored once the subject is no longer interesting I will move on to something that is interesting. This personality feature is viewed by many of my peers as an unwillingness to commit. Communicating and holding long conversations with strangers or people I’ve known for years is exciting to me. Being able to get along with people no matter what their background is always a fun challenge to me. Because of…...

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