Essay on Personality Development

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This paper explores three different theories to discuss (Alex Blake’s) personality development. I will explore different online personality test as well as breaking down some of the way Alex reactions to different circumstances as I evaluate some of her reactions and conclude if she is adaptive or maladaptive to the situation(s) We’re raised to believe for every cause there is an effect, Newton's Third Law of Motion states "For every action there is equal and opposite reaction." Thus people act and do the things because they are reacting towards an action. Many wonder especially teachers; why certain children have outbursts and are temperamental compared to calmer and collective children, and if you were to ask Erickson he would …show more content…
In other words, you must pass through one stage before you can get to the next. Think about how you learned to run; we needed to learn how to crawl, then we learned how to walk, and finally you could develop the skills needed to run. Without the first two stages, running would be impossible. Most of these stage theories are progressive, although in some, such as Erikson's psychosocial and Freud's psychosexual; a person can fail to complete the stage while still moving forward. This failure, however, will result in difficulties later in life according to the theories. Thereby an individual's personality is complex, comprised of different mental characteristics that make them unique from other people. It incorporates all of the patterns of thought and emotions that causes a reaction to particular actions. At a basic level, personality is expressed through our temperament or emotional tone. Nevertheless, personality also colors our values, beliefs, and expectations. There are many potential factors that are involved in shaping a personality. These factors are usually heredity or coming from their social environment. Undoubtedly not many deny that environment or/and upbringing factor effect in one’s life. According to Erickson’s eight stages of ‘Ego Strength’, Erikson called these successful balanced outcomes 'Basic Virtues' or 'Basic Strengths'. He identified a certain word to symbolize the basic strength gained at each stage, which appear regularly
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