The Person I Theoretical Stances: Personal Analysis

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Introduction The American Psychology Association defines personality as the differences among people with reference to their characteristics, their ways in thinking, their behavioral patterns and their experiencing of emotions and feelings. More so, the study of personality focuses on two extensive areas: the first being, the comprehension of individual differences in a particular personality feature such as irritability or sociability. The other being a comprehension of how all the various parts of an individual come together to make a whole (American Psychology Association, 2016). What I wish to achieve with this assignment is a better understanding of my personality development and what forces might have contributed towards the person I…show more content…
The method used depends on the personality aspect that it under investigation. Psychologists are all interested in different aspects of personality. Some, are fascinated by behavior, others are concerned with regards to conscious experiences and feelings/emotions. Whereas other psychologists try to comprehend the unconscious influences, that motivate our actions (Schultz & Schultz, 2015:24). Each Theorist in history focuses of a different aspect of personality development and thus, there are many different personality perspectives due to the fact that each theorist had his/her own opinion and believe. For Example, Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical approach and Alfred Adler’s neo-psychoanalytic approach place emphasis on the unconscious mind and the importance of the experiences in ones own childhood. However, Alfred Adler’s approach expands to also look at the importance of cultural and sociological influences and not just the biological influences such as Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical approach. Carl Rogers’s, humanistic approach centers itself on an individual’s personal awareness and free will. Erik Erikson’s life span approach focuses on the eight successive stages over the life span, which address social, bio, personal and situation influences (Pervin & John, 1999) (Cherry, 2016) (Boundless,…show more content…
The first domain is dispositional; which refers to the ways in which all individuals are different from one another. The second being the biological domain; this refers to the collection of all biological systems and how they stipulate the establishment of emotions, behaviours and thoughts. The third domain is the intra-psychic domain, this refers to the assumption that an individuals personality if formed due to the conflict between the demands of society and the individuals basic needs. The fourth domain is the Cognitive/Experiential domain that places emphasis on an individual cognition and subjective experiences such as beliefs, desires and feelings. The fifth domain is the social and cultural domain; this is based on the assumption that an individual’s personality is not only derived from the nervous system and the brain but also from our cultural and social experiences. The sixth domain is the adjustment domain, this refers to the fact that an individuals personality play a major part in how the individual can adjust, adapt and cope with the events in his/her daily live (Larse & Buss,
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