Personality Theory Is A Complex Process That Can Be Influenced By Many Factors

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Personality theory is a complex process that can be influenced by many factors. There are a few factors by which psychologist seem to measure how people adjust and adapt their personality. These factors are nature versus nurture, the unconscious, view of self, development, motivation, and maturation. Each one of these factors has their own distinguishable elements that when factored with personality can have different effects on personality development. These factors will be discussed in different context as how they relate to and affect personality. Foundations of Personality Nature Versus Nurture There has been a questioned as to whether someone’s personality is something that is a natural process or if it is nurtured. Do we…show more content…
Children’s frustration increases their risk for their behavior problems externalizing especially if they are affected by negative parenting or control (Kiff, Lengua, & Zalewski, 2011, p. 26). Nature seems to have a more positive impact on a child’s personality trait than nurturing if the child is being nurtured negatively from their parents. Children’s interactions to parental behavior predicts the development of how their temperament characteristics adjust to parenting behaviors (Kiff, Lengua, & Zalewski, 2011, p. 27). When it comes to nature versus nurturing how a child responds and interacts from their parents behavior or control seems to determine how their personality trait or in this instance their temperament will be developed. . The Unconscious Some psychologists believe that there are some parts of people’s personality traits that come about through processes that they may not even know that they are going on. This process involves the unconscious. Even though the unconscious mind can be a place where people can store and recall memories they have had in the past, it also is a more complex element to how personality traits are shaped. Freud chose to show how the unconscious mind through dreams can reveal what the
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