personality theory - use as a guide only

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Prepare a 1200 to 1400 word paper in which you examine personality theory. Address the following: Define personality. Examine the theoretical approaches in studying personallity. Analyze factors that may influence an individual's personality.

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Define personality. Examine the theoretical approaches in studying personality. Analyze factors that may influence an individual's personality.Personality:A pattern of collective thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors make one's personality. It shows one's actions, beliefs, mental, emotional, and physical life. Some of the main characteristics of personality are:Consistency: With the passage of time a person observes, feels and learns many things and then as a result starts behaving in the same ways in different situations and a consistency comes in his behaviors and actions.Psychological and physiological: Personality was considered to be a psychological construct but now it has been realized that biological processes also have an impact on personality.Impacts on behaviors and actions: Personality has a deep influence on how we respond to an environment and how we act in different ways.Multiple expressions: Apart from one's actions and behaviors, personality can be seen in one's social interactions and thoughts.Theoretical Approaches:The concept of personality looks like a simple one but from hundreds of years people are working on that. Many famous thinkers has worked a lot on personality topic and in many psychology theories a main focus is given on that because firstly personality was merely considered to be a psychological construct. Some of the major theories of personality are:Biological Theories:Biological approaches gave a new idea to personality concep

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