It is the total of behaviors of an individual with a
given tendency system interacting with a
sequence of situations…
The overall human conduct while he
is facing different situations is
known as personality.
The Person which shows different behavior in one
or same situation is known as having split
Personality reflects individual differences
Personality is consistent & enduring
Personality can change
B = f(P,E)
COMFORT ZONE: WORKING ALONE
PRECISE. CLEVER. BRILLIANT.
WORKS AND WORKS AND WORKS
ENJOYS “PUBLISHING” BUT
REQUIRES FULL DATA FIRST
TREASURER, ASTRONOMER, BLOGGER,
DIARIST, MATHEMATICIAN, PhD.
MANDATE: GETTING THINGS DONE
THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS
GIVING TASKS TO OTHERS
PEOPLE GENERALLY FOLLOW
SPENDS TIME RESOLVING CONFLICTS
CAN “SEE” INTO THE FUTURE
IN HARMONY WITH THE LEADER
LOYAL, ACCEPTS TASKS, PRODUCTIVE
NATURAL ALLY OF THE LEADER,
YOUR BEST ASSET
COMFORT ZONE: “ON STAGE”
CAN “PRESENT” AT A MOMENT’S
NOTICE, EVEN WHEN UNPREPARED
TEACHERS AND TRAINERS
REALLY ADD TO QUALITY OF LIFE
the way you talk, walk all behaviors just reflect
your parents nature…
All those physical
objects which make the environment. E.g.
Personality depends on area, weather, culture,
Everything socially learned & shared
Complex hole of knowledge, values, beliefs, art,
moral required by a man as a member of
society is known as culture. Culture has great
impact on the personality of an individual & it
plays an important role in the development of
personality grows in a group experience. E.g.
Family, social class, friends, teachers, people
living in surroundings etc.
Every individual has a
unique experience which can’t be copied by
any one, so every person has its own different
Learning the basic skills, values, beliefs, and
behavior patterns of society.
Awareness of possessing a distinct identity that
separates us from others in society.
Tabula Rasa – Clean Slate
- Born without a personality
- Acquire it as a result of socialization
- Humans can be molded
Looking Glass Self
3 Step Process
1. Imagine how we appear to others.
2. Compare reactions with perceptions.
3. Change to get reactions we want.
SOCIETY IS OUR MIRROR!
Trait Theory - understand individuals by breaking
down behavior patterns into observable traits
Psychodynamic Theory - emphasizes the
unconsciousness of behavior
Humanistic Theory - emphasizes individual growth
Integrative Approach - describes personality as a
composite of an individual’s psychological
Locus of Control
I control what People and
I control what
happens to me! circumstances control
happens to me!
Feelings of Self Worth
Success tends Failure tends
to increase to decrease
Behavior based on cues from people & situations
High self monitors Low self monitors
flexible: adjust act from internal
behavior according states rather than
to the situation and from situational
the behavior of cues
others show consistency
can appear less likely to
unpredictable & respond to work
inconsistent group norms or
in a weak
Projective Test - elicits an individual’s
response to abstract stimuli
Behavioral Measures - personality
assessments that involve observing an
individual’s behavior in a controlled
Self-Report Questionnaire - assessment
involving an individual’s responses to