Three Determinants Of Personality

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Personality is a complex concept that has been described in a variety of ways. Thus the classic connotation of personality is associated with the discovery of the real causes of individual’s feelings and thoughts, expressed or projected through the mask of behaviour (Chamorro- Premuzic; 2015). 1.3 Determinants of personality 1.3.1 Heredity Heredity consists of genes inherited from parents. Biological heredity can be inherited from forefathers in the form of chromosomes while social heredity is inherited from preceding generations in the form of social traditions, customs and skills. Sharma (2016) describes heredity as the genetic inheritance received by every individual at the time of conception. He also adds that physical characteristics…show more content…
The culture may involve norms, rules, customs, rules and regulations, values and precedents. According to Spiro, the development of personality and the acquisition of culture are not a different process, but one and the same learning process. According to Frank, culture is a coercive influence dominating the individual and moulding his personality by virtue of the ideas, conceptions and beliefs which had brought to bear on him through communal life. Culture provides the raw material of which the individual makes his…show more content…
These dimensions were originally derived from a categorization of the objectives that are commonly used to describe individuals but then verified and refined through factor analysis, a statistical technique that is conducted to identify sets of correlated dimensions. Concerning the Big Five theoretical status today, there are two groups of thought: one sees that the evolution from the Big Five model to theory is still in progress while the other finds that modification has already been realised. For the Big Five framework to be considered a theory, the first group (DeYoung, 2010a; John and Naumann, 2010; Srivastava, 2010) quantified conditions to be satisfied, such as an elucidated evolutionary basis, an account of developmental aspects, an explanation of the underlying psychobiology, a specification of the hierarchy in the system, cross-cultural replicability, and so forth. The second group (McCrae, 2010; McCrae and Costa, 2008) assumed the Five-Factor Theory claiming all or most of the circumstances above to be answered, with the five dimensions being universal, and with strong biological and genetic bases (de Raad and Mlacic,
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