Personality and Ethics

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1.0 Introduction By 2012, our world population stands at 7 billion and counting (Nasser, 2011). And not a single person is without a personality. Our personality is what makes who we are, what we do, who we interact with and how we live our life. It is a vital aspect that drives most of the decisions and choices an individual makes in his lifespan, and throughout this lifespan, the individual’s personality are tempered by external factors. In spite of all that, the nature of an individual’s personality still commands a degree of stability across time and situations as they grow from childhood to old age. And every individual’s personality begins the moment they are capable of perceiving the world. The development of one’s personality…show more content…
Personality influences the way people think, the view an individual has of himself or herself, how people interact amongst each other, how people regard the world, how they feel and the way they react to different circumstances (Larsen & Buss, 2005). Not only that, it also confines or expands people’s opinions and choices, enable or disable a person from sharing certain experiences as well as prompting one to take advantage. In a way, personality rests on a wide spectrum where on one end, it restricts someone and opens up the world for others on the other end (Schultz & Schultz, 2009). However, there is no single definition agreed by most researchers. They do have their own view of defining “personality” as they believe that human personality is not easily defined (Carducci, 2009). According to Shultz and Shultz (2009) the reason a simplified description is unable to explain all is because humans are too complex. Although there are many definitions have been offered, none of them is universally accepted. As sourced from Carducci (2009), the definitions from those prominent researchers are as following: * “That which permits a prediction of what a person will do in a given situation” – Cattell (1950, p.2). * “The most adequate conceptualization of a person’s
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