An individual's personality is the sum total of the person's qualities, characteristics, attitudes and quirks, psychological traits, beliefs and motives which make up his identity. Personality development therefore means an improvement in all spheres of the individual's life.
In respect to this, how does a person develop personality?
A person's personality forms during their childhood and is shaped through an interaction of two factors, their inherited tendencies and their environment. Inherited tendencies are aspects of your personality passed on to you by your parents, such as shyness or having a happy outlook.
What are the stages of personality?
Chapter 4: Section 3: Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development
- Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development.
- Oral Stage (Birth to 18 months)
- Anal Stage (18 months to three years)
- Phallic Stage (ages three to six)
- Latency Stage (age six to puberty)
- Genital Stage (puberty on)
How do we get our personality traits?
Most psychologists agree that these two factors—temperament and environment—influence the development of a person's personality the most. Temperament, with its dependence on genetic factors, is sometimes referred to as "nature," while the environmental factors are called "nurture."