Nina M Cleary
November 5, 2011
Nanda Mendieta, M.S
Personality Overview Personality’s definition can be sorted out in many defining terms depending on who may be providing the definition and on whom. Inclusive of consistent emotions, thoughts and behavior patterns in a person is more than what is needed to help us truly understand the concept and define personality. Each one of us should have a clear perception of our personality that would include what our strengths are, our thoughts, beliefs, motivation, emotions and our weaknesses. Self-awareness means having a clear perception of our personality and allows each of us to understand other people, how they perceive us and our…show more content… According to Boeree, (2007), the unconscious mind would be made referenced to all the things that are not easily available to awareness and other things such as our drives or instincts. Additionally the unconscious mind includes the things that are put there that we block out voluntarily or involuntarily as in any case resulting from a traumatic event or episode. Five basic dimensions of personality were proposed by many personality researchers called the “big five” theory. This theory has grown in popularity and have been for many years but only as broad categories of personality traits. Many books and journals openly discuss and support the five-factor model of personality. Any details surrounding this theory, whether fact or fiction raises controversy regarding the exact labels used of each dimension. These five dimensions represent broad areas of personality where some researches demonstrated that these groupings of characteristics tend to occur together in many people(Feist, & Feist, 2009). This theory would also explain why some personality types behave the way they do. A personality type that has a bubbly personality will more than likely be talkative and friendly but may not always occur at the same time.
Like all psychologists and all scientists, personality psychologists yearn for a unified theory, one we can all agree on,