Personality Development and Life Coping Skills
Personality refers to the totality of what a person is which includes all traits (Physical, Psychological as well as a variety of acquired habitual traits) blended or organized in a characteristi-cally unique manner that determines the mode of behavior and adjustments to the environment.
“Personality is the dynamic organization within the individual of those psycho physical systems which determine his unique adjustment to his environment.”
–(G. W. Allport,1937)
“Personality is that which permits a prediction of what a person would do in a given situation.”
Personality is the embodiment of physical, emotional, social, mental, moral and other traits of a human being. Each letter of the word “PERSONALITY” implies its meaning as follows.
· Personality is self-consciousness
· It is dynamic
· It is the product of heredity and envi-ronment
· It is adjustable or modifiable
· It is unique
· It is integrated and functions as a whole
· It is assessable