RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF PERSONALITY
The personality of an individual is not a static condition but rather a dynamic one which is affected by the environment as well as the nature of the individual. Changes in the personality of a person is inevitable especially in a continuously changing environment. That person requires new mechanisms to be able to cope with the environmental changes. However, some personalities are consistent even with these changes. The events we experience in our lives are very crucial in shaping our personalities.There are however other factors that were very crucial to the same. The most important of them all is ...view middle of the document...
However, as time passed by, I realized the importance of studying hard at school, finishing my assignments on time and been responsible at home. As one grows up, he/she matures and realizes the responsibilities to take care in his/her life (Kohler E, 2002).
As a teenager, trying several adventures was always what I wanted. This is a developmental stage and wanted to enjoy my life without being responsible for the mistakes we make. Experimenting this with my life such as drugs and being involved in some risky behaviors is part of that stage. I was able to battle with identifying myself at that stage and know what I wanted to be in life and chose the right way to proceed with my life.
Some personality aspects have remained consistent within my life. I like adventures and trying out new things in life, be at places I have never been. Furthermore, being social has been a part of my life since early stages in my life. These aspects have not changed but developed significantly with time (Rizzolatti G, Craighero, 2004).
My personality has been influenced and shaped by both nature and nurture.The extentto which each of the above two factors have influenced my personality differs with the aspect of personality affected.It’s difficult to ignore either of them as nature has proven effective in influencing the personality of people. In my life, nurture has been crucial as experience has made me more mature and responsible. The life events that I have experience have been shaping my personality over the years (Santrock, 2004). On the other hand, nature still has influence especially to the personality aspects that have been consistent with changing environment.To confirm that none of them can work on its own, nature will ensure that we develop our personality early in life and changing them later would be a problem. The experiences we get in life are part of nurture and would mean that, changes in our personality would be more often since each change will require change in personality.
It’s very important to draw the difference between the influence of nature and nurture on our personalities since they contradict in the manner in which they affect it. Nature will make personalities develop in early life stages and be difficult to alter in time while nurture will be on the contrast with the personality being influenced by the events we experience in...