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Introduction to Personality
Brenda L. Brown
PSY/405
February 19, 2012
Dr. Chalice C. Jenkins

Introduction to Personality This essay is based on the introduction to personality. He or she must include three important parts in this essay such as the definition of personality. He or she must examine the theoretical approaches in studying personality. Final part is analyzing the factors that may influence an individual’s personality development. Many scientists have tried to come up with the meaning of personality, but neither of them had the same meaning. One thing that the scientists could agree on was where the word personality originates from. Personality came from a Latin word that means persona that refers to a theatrical mask worn by Roman actors in Greek dramas. This mask or persona was worn by the Ancient Romans actors to project a false appearance or role. The term personality is used by psychologists for more than just the role a person play. One definition that some psychologists use to define personality is the unique characteristics which give both individuality and consistency in the behavior of a person relatively permanent trait. People take part in pertaining to an individual with different personality in ones daily aspect. “An individual’s personality consists of different parts and needs in which he or she chooses to call on depending on which part he or she needs during a situation. Personality is defined by most people as the aspects of us that makes a person who he or she is. The definition of personality varies, and the one that people choose to believe that best defines personality is someone’s characteristics, the quality of someone’s attitude, behavioral patterns, interests, social roles, emotional responses, and a person’s traits. To most people personality makes us who we are, and combination of these…...

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