Personality development is a very complicated topic on its own. There are numerous definitions of personality development. Personality in its simplest definition is a combination of mental, physical and also behavioural characteristics and also characteristic patterns that we display in our life. Most people tend not to understand what personality development is and others go to the extent of ignoring its meaning in life. Personality is recognized mostly in the fields of profession. You will find that most firms train their staff on various skills like communication skills, leadership and also skills on how to be creative and many other skills. These are what they refer to as personality development.
This is true but that truth is that they have not covered personality development from a deeper perspective. This is because they have only dealt with the external part of personality development. The most vital part of this field is the body and the mind. There are so many books which are being sold in the markets which talk about ways of winning and being happy, but the question that you should ask yourself is how many people read them? These books will only talk about positive thinking but people do not know-how. Thinking will not make you positive, you need to act on your thinking. You have to tune your mind and also do a lot of practice on the same. You have got to have a strong foundation of the mind and body for you to come up with greater personality development.
The first move in personality development is to admit that you have to improve your personality. Yoga also plays a big role in personality development. Yoga states that the human body is made up of five layers. The first layer is the conscious layer, these are the layer that is related to the things that we do with our physical body like walking and talking. The second layer is the subconscious layer which deals with the physical activities that we do in our subconscious like digestion in the stomach. The third layer is the metal layer which is related to thoughts, mind and also emotions.
There is also the intellectual layer which is the layer that decides on what is right and what is wrong. The last layer is blissful. This is the layer that relates to our joy and happiness. When we do a deep meditation called Samadhi we get this joy. You will realize that all these layers affect our personality in one way or the other. Our personalities are categorized according to conscious physical personality, subconscious, mental, intellectual and spiritual personality.
Meanings of Personality Development
In this world, there are so many people and each person has a very different definition of what personality is. Human beings are very unique organisms. This is because they possess a very powerful element called the mind. They are the only creatures with this tool not any other animal on the whole planet has this element. The other animals have got the brain just like human beings but the ability of their brain is only to some degree, unlike human beings. And so because of our powerful mind, we are able to control the whole world. This is very important to note because it plays a very important part of the personality. It is the one that develops, enriches and boosts our personality in both internal and external beauty.
There are several meanings of the word personality from different sources and the dictionary has got numerous meanings. One of the main meanings of personality is that it is a set of a person’s characteristic. This set is made up of a person’s attitude, interests, different ways of behaviour, the way one responds to emotions, the part that he plays in the society and many other personal qualities that last for a very long time. These characteristics are the ones that make one attractive and also to be noticed and thus socially interesting. It could also mean a very well known person, a person who is famous as an example of such a person is an entertainer or an athlete. It could also mean an extraordinary person who is distinguishing. It is also the features of being a person and which make you exist.
These are the meanings which only look at the outside of a person but then they are true. The only way that we can be able to know a stranger is through the outside or what he has worn. This is because we cannot know his character or behaviour from just looking at the person. Many people, however, judge one’s personality from the external that is the looks. This is not supposed to be the case. To know the personality of a person you have to stay with them for some time.
You should also note that we do not inherit personality traits and neither are they inborn. They develop in us the minute we are born. We are the developers of our personality. People around us could help us to develop but the truth is that we are the main developers. So, for us to have the personality we have to learn both academic and extracurricular activities.