Personality is generally defined as the whole persons outstanding characteristics, his abilities, his emotional and social traits, his interest and attitude as defined by lovle K (1973)
Factors affecting personality development
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- the home
- the school
- personal experiences
- cultural influences
- the peer group
- the child’s need and motives
- emotional stability
- openness to experience
This refers to how events of life affect the personality of an individual.
Development of personality
The psychoanalytic theory of development
Psychoanalysis is the method of interviewing a person with the purpose of retracing and reliving his emotional life from early infancy
There are three levels of consciousness- the conscious, the preconscious, the unconscious mind.
Personality theory asserts that the mind is composed of three parts namely- the ID, the ego, the superego.
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