Application Of The Personality Theories Developed By Erik Erikson And Raymond Cattell
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Application of the Personality Theories Developed by Erik Erikson and Raymond Cattell
“Personality is made up of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique. It arises from within the individual and remains fairly consistent throughout life” (Cherry, 2014). My personality is influenced from my specific circumstances, my upbringing, and it is represented best through the theorists of Erik Erikson and Raymond Cattell.
In specific circumstances my behavior changes, I am introverted, and quiet with new people for example. In large groups of people I stick to my friends and remain quiet. In the instance that I know a good majority of the people that I am around, I am outgoing. Generally, I don’t associate with new people, and when I do am reluctant to share with them. As a result of my inability to open up to new people, I’ve failed to acknowledge my feelings altogether as well. For the most part I lack a father figure within my life, but I have accepted this reality. Comparatively my brother has played the male role. My mom and I for the most part share a complex relationship, but it is a strong relationship all in all.
My upbringing and circumstances are responsible for my personality. I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Up till now I have never moved, but my brother and I grew up with two homes. My brother is only three years older than me, so we often related like peers. As a result of my parent’s divorce, I’ve grown up