How Personality Can Influence One 's Emotions

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Personality can influence one 's emotions in several ways. Traits such as being overly aggressive or timid can play a role in how a person copes with emotions. If we understand that “personality is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual 's distinctive character, and emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one 's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others” then, with respect to Riley 's character, there are several strong influences that affect her emotional state. When Riley moves to San Francisco and to her new surroundings the predominate emotion of Joy and Sadness are replaced by the other emotions; Fear, Disgust, and Anger. She has difficulty adjusting and needs time to…show more content…
In a flashbulb memory, we recall the experience of learning about an event, not the factual details of the event itself. In order for us to exhibit this enhanced memory experience it is critical that we feel a sense of personal or cultural connection to the event that results in a strong emotional reaction. A reason why our flashbulb memories are so long-lasting might be that having such a vivid memory about a certain event reinforces our involvement in a particular social group. For example, a flashbulb memory for me was winning the softball Provincial tournament in 2011 for the first time. Remembering the score of the game might be an example of a declarative memory which is conscious, intentional remembering of facts and events and can be further subdivided into episodic and semantic memory.
There are two components to memory: The first being storage, the process of encoding a memory, and retrieval, the process of recalling the memory. Long-term memory is intended for storage of information over a long period time and the memories likely lessen very little over time. The amount of space for storage seems to be virtually unlimited and only becomes difficult to access and retrieve after an extended period. We are constantly encoding events from our daily life with no intention to learn or remember them. We
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