Personalitydescribes the dynamic organization of the psychophysical systemswithin an individual which determine his or her characteristics,thoughts, patterns or behaviour. It is simply the blend of featuresthat makes every individual unique. According to the idiographicview, every individual is assumed to have unique psychologicalsystems in that some characteristics can only be found in on persononly. It, therefore, suggest that we cannot compare human individualsas each owns unique characteristics. The nomothetic view, on theother hand, argues that people can be distinguished as all traitsencompass the same psychological meanings among all individuals (Row,2011).
Normallypersonality psychologists have a significant interest inunderstanding the unique characters and the similarities amongpeople. According to Engler (2014), personality tends to beconsistent and organized and as much as it is psychological,personality is affected by biological factors too. The biologicaltheories state that genetics entirely influence personality. Forinstance, extroverts are believed to have a lower cortical arousalwhich makes them search for exciting experiences. The behaviouraltheories, on the other hand, suggest that personality is a result ofthe interaction between a person and his or her environment. Thepsychodynamics theorists argue that it is the unconscious mind andthe experiences of childhood that determine an individual’scharacter. The failure to meet a child’s needs forms a personalitytrait that cannot be altered later in their lives.
Accordingto the psychodynamics theory, an individual personality has threecomponents the ego, the superego and the id, which interact tomoderates the person`s personality and reality (Engler, 2014). Thetrait theory argues that an individual’s personality is acombination of vast traits, and one of the examples of the traittheories is the five-factor theory of personality.
Thecommonly known personality traits that reflect the enormousdifferences amongst individuals include extroversion, agreeableness,conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience.Being an outgoing and confident person, I believe I possess the lasttrait which entails being open to new experiences and ideas (Eysenck,2012). The paper gives detailed information about people with theopenness to new experience trait and outlines their characteristics.The paper further discusses how these individuals interact withothers in their workplaces and how their characteristics relate togenetics.
TheJung Typology Test
TheJung Typology Test is a free online personality test that uses IsabelBriggs Myers’ and Carl Jung’s theory in explaining personality.The test reveals 16 different personality traits and allows anindividual discover their personality so that they practice thingsthat suit their character (Row, 2011). The openness to new experiencecharacter substantially applies to my personal life as I am anindividual with high confidence and self-belief. The character traitis characterized by remarkable entrepreneurial capability, excellentinterpersonal skills, and a courageous nature. I am warm andaffectionate and I value relationships, which allows interactions andimplementation of new ideas as different individuals have differentcapabilities. I have a tremendously capacity and power to influenceand win others due to my exceptional interpersonal skills andsalesmanship. My social and jovial nature allow me to interact freelywith my colleagues at work as they find me charming, which permitsthe exchange of experiences and ideas.
Ihave a high sense of responsibility and regard myself highly always,as I believe I can achieve each and everything I desire. I believe inmy potential, and I work smart to achieve my set goals. I embracechanges as I believe that change is the basis for doing thingsdifferently which guarantees achievement. I always support andparticipate in innovative projects as I think new ideas boosteffectiveness especially in the workplace (Eysenck, 2012). I believenothing is unachievable, provided one stays committed andconsistently works towards achieving it. I understand that we don’tmeet our targets always and being an individual with a strong nature,I always gather the courage to get back up when I fail and keepmoving forward. Being social and outgoing does not subject me tobeing dependent on others approval so that to proceed, rather I keepdoing what I have set myself to do and rarely do I entertaindestructions.
Towork effectively with other personality traits, one has to watchother individuals with different personality traits to understandtheir behaviour. The understanding can be used to predict how theseindividuals with differing personality traits react to varioussituation in the workplace and thus one can be able to handle themwith ease. The understanding of different personalities also allowsyou use to assign tasks in the workplace based on their individualcapabilities which yield excellent results for the business. Peopleare created in a way that allows them to understand others and theirdoings which pay a great role in understanding others andstrategizing to build healthy and efficient relationships (Row,2011). The most efficient way to understanding different personalitytraits is by imagining ourselves in their positions. However, thismight not be effective as different individuals have differentsystematic setups which result in errors when predicting how othersact. Understanding the personality profiles, therefore, allows youaccess the features of your colleagues and helps you predict theirbehaviours.
Iattribute my personality traits to my parents who are also veryjovial and outgoing. Since childhood, my parents have beenassociating with other community members, and this gave me the zealto always give back to the society and be a part of it. Theconfidence I had since I was a child got me trying new things andimplementing them and to date, am a very innovative person. Thesocial and cultural environments that my parents exposed me togreatly influenced my personality and made me the individual I amtoday. My parents are always there to assist me in case I fail and toguide me when I go wrong. They also stand by me when I try newthings, and this gives me more confidence in myself and adds to thezeal of being more innovative. I can proudly attribute my outgoingand confident personality to the strong relationship and bonds thatmy parents established since I was a child (Eysenck, 2012).
Understandingyour personality is the main thing that unravels human qualities forinstance motivation, empathy or even leadership. Relationships areefficient when an individual knows his or her personality. Developingan understanding of your personality traits and thinking styles addson to your knowledge and allows you behave in a way that isacceptable to others for instance in the workplace (Eysenck, 2012).Understanding personality types helps one appreciate others and thefact that we all have a value which promotes respect and thusdevelops positive relationships.
Engler,B. (2014). Personalitytheories.Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Eysenck,H. (2012). Personality,genetics, and behaviour.New York, NY: Prager.
Row,T. (2011). Societyand Personality.Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.