personality development.edited.docx - 1 PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT THEORY Human personality is the factor that distinguishes people through patterned

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1 PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT THEORY Human personality is the factor that distinguishes people through patterned expression of thoughts and feelings. It emerges early in human life but changes gradually in a significant manner throughout a person's lifespan. Advancement of these patterned expressions occurs through interactions of character, temperament and the surrounding. Integration of people’s culture into different social groups alongside the natural mental and emotional characteristics contributes to the way people express their feelings and thoughts. This quality helps people stand out in a crowd of many and develop good communication skills. Through personality development, people have mastered the most presentable ways of expressing themselves. Moreover, different theories have been coined in an attempt to explain in details the different paths of advancement in human personality. Carl Rogers and Sigmund Freud were psychotherapists whose works exhibit marks of existence in the latest version of personality theories. They put forward that personality is a complex and hidden issue that individuals are not aware of. Individually, Freud had the view that behavioural expressions and reactions are dictated by teenage experiences through psychosexual stages. His approach on psychology was based on psychodynamic methods which suggest that a lifetime experience would have an impact on the coming future personality. Rogers presented the self-centred principle which concentrated more on personality than behaviour. He believed that self-concept is conscious and had an actualizing tendency. In this ideology, he stated that people have the urge to perform activities that results in personal satisfaction and a positive contribution to society. The optimistic approach of human nature suggested that all people work to improve their potential in an attempt to attain full self-actualization. There exist two personalities that are, the ideal
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