PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

May 29th, 2015
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Six ways to make people like you 1. Become genuinely interested in other people. 2. Smile. 3. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. 4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. 5. Talk in terms of the other person's interests. 6. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.

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South African Journal of Education Copyright 2007 EASA Vol 27(2)177190 Personality development of the adolescent: peer group versus parentsGarfield Bester Besteg@unisa.ac.zaThe aim was firstly to determine if peers and parents had a different impact on the personality development of the adolescent. A second aim was to determine if gender played a role in this regard. An empirical investigation was carried out involving 98 learners from Grades 8 to 11 (53 boys and 55 girls). The respondents completed instruments measuring parent-child relationship, relationship with peers, self-concept, and personality characteristics. The results indicated that the peer group, when compared with parents, had a stronger relationship with the personality development of the adolescent. This stronger relationship was more prominent in boys than in girls. Gender did, therefore, play a role.Introduction and problem statement It is clear from the literature that adolescence is a period during which great differentiation takes place on the social terrain (Rose, 2005:177). Although adolescents are still close to their parents, they spend increasingly more time with their friends. Their physical and emotional dependence on their parents decreases and they move closer to the peer group. During this time, the personality development of adolescents (specifically identity formation) reaches a crisis point, and the development of a unique and stable personality is often a very difficult aspec

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