The Importance Of Personality In Psychology

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As discussed in Singh (2005), through the centuries personality has been regarded as a practical force in determining success or failure in life. If the person has some socially undesirable traits, he inherited them from his parents. The implication is that neither training nor desire to improve will be of any avail. The implication is that since the physical traits are inherited and thus not subject to change, the personality traits that accompany them are similarly implacable to change (p.122). Scientific psychology emerged after philosophical psychology and new experimental life sciences or better to say experimental psychology joined each other. The initial steps in this regard were taken by German universities in nineteenth century and after that the process of development went on (Singh, 2005). There exists a long tradition in regrads with personality in psychology. No theoretical limit to the number of personality types exists, because it is believed that a psychologist could prepare a new kind of test to figure out the new types at any time (Gass & Selinker, 2000). The idea of personality traits may be as old as human language itself. In the fourth century Aristotle argued that properties such as vanity, modesty, cowardice, are the key determinants of moral and immoral behavior. There exists various terms in contemporary English aiming at describing personal qualities. Everyday conceptions of personality traits make two key
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