UNDERSTANDING – PERSONALITY

INTRODUCTION :-

understanding personality is cornerstone of cultivating a wholesome life. Its something like holding a mirror to see the complex pattern of our mind. looking through our mind allow us to understand our thoughts ,emotions, and behaviors to interact with our own existence.

This self -awareness not only deepens our comprehension of who we are but also enhances our capacity for empathy and connection with others. By embracing this mixed, and varied nature of personality we unlock the power to navigate life’s challenges with grace, build meaningful relationships, and embark on a journey of self improvement. It is through this heartfelt understanding that we unearth the blue print of more fulfilling, satisfactory, wholesome life. where true growth and harmony stay secure, so lets know something about personality.

What is personality ? :- Personality is not only physical appearance but it is a multi- faceted concept that encompasses your unique pattern of thinking feeling and behaving. It is sum of your characteristics, traits, and behavior that define who you are as an individual.

What determines a personality ? :- Personality can be determined by

Heredity :– Qualities , of parents pass to the children through DNA. This is called inherited personality. Therefore if the father is bold ,and cheerful the child may have same qualities.

Environment :- surrounding environment can have great impact on a persons mind, if the environment is peaceful, happy, filled with love and care person have positive impact on mind, if a person is in bad company, toxic relations, or a child is growing with abusive parents, such things have negative impact on mind.

Culture :- Different cultures have different concepts, so the people start behaving according to culture they are into, such as religious concepts, tribe rules and regulations, political, social concepts etc.

Experiences :-In life every person has good, and bad experiences so a person reacts to the situations according to the past experiences, behavioral pattern of person can be judged by the experience he/she had in life

what are types of personality ?

FOUR TYPES OF PERSONALITIES :- lets see four types of personalities classified by Hippocrates. Hippocrates lived During Greece’s classical period and is traditionally regarded as father of medicine .According to him there are four fundamental personality types

1) Sanguine:- This type of people are pleasure loving, curious, creative, spontaneous, impulsive, Goal oriented, optimistic, and cheerful, and they can easily make friends.

2) Choleric :- This personality type are driven, motivated, ambitious, they have strong need to make an impact on others, they can be arrogant or overbearing to those around them.

3)Melancholic :- These people are clam, and quite despite of their internal powerful emotions, and conflicts they can maintain their clam. They hide feelings during events that elicit extreme joy or anger in others.

4) Phlegmatic :- These are clam, relaxed, and easy going personalities. They are caring and prefer to avoid conflict. They are the peace maker and try to mediate between others to maintain harmony.

five basic traits of personality 1) extraversion :- this pattern of personalities are sociable, talkative. assertive, and highly emotional opposite of extroversion is an introvert is a quite, shy person, non sociable prefers to be alone. This person is more comfortable focusing on inner thoughts, and ideas. They like spending time with just one or two people than large group of people.

2) Agreeableness :-These people put others need before their own. They are empathetic and happy to help others.

3) Openness:- These are open minded ,imaginative, creative, and insightful. They like to seek new experiences, they are curious, and perceptive to their environment.

4) Conscientiousness :- They are able to exercise self discipline. They can achieve their goals by practicing self-control. They are organized, determined . That’s why they are more successful in life.

5) Neuroticism :- These are poor in self regulation, may have negative emotions, trouble dealing with stress strong reaction to perceived threats, and tendency to complain.

Knowledge of basic personality traits help us to understand different personalities. now ,lets see how can we develop our personality to lead a wholesome life.

  1. Improve self awareness :- discover your self to understand your own strength, weaknesses, and areas for growth. This awareness is the foundation of personality development. You can develop personality continuously. This continuous growth leads to more wholesome and fulfilling life.
  2. Enhance well-being :- self discovery helps you to align your life with your values, and cope with challenges effectively.
  3. Better relationship :- when you know your personality it can help you build better relationships. It enables you to appreciate people around you, improve communication, and behavior to build healthier meaningful relationships.

Practical steps to self discovery :- Now that you recognize the importance of self discovery ,here are some practical steps to help in your journey of personality development for leading a peaceful, satisfactory, wholesome life.

  1. Keep journal :- Maintain journal to record your thoughts feelings, reviewing can reveal patterns in your behavior and help seeking guidance from Mentor, or Therapists.
  2. Seek feed back :- Ask friends family, or trusted person for honest feed back their perspective can offer valuable insights.
  3. Reflect on your life :- Spend time on introspection. Reflect on your past experience. value. and beliefs consider how they have shaped your life.
  4. Take personality test :- this will help again to understand your strength and weaknesses to build better life.

Conclusion :- Understanding and developing personality is lifelong journey that can lead to wholesome happy satisfactory life. Practicing self discovery and seeking personal growth you can align with your values and beliefs, which will eventually lead you towards a more fulfilling, wholesome life.

live happy- live wholesome 😊

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