RetrospectiveAnalysis of Personality
RetrospectiveAnalysis of Personality
Thereare aspects of life that have changed over time and those that haveremained unchanged over the past years in my personality. Forinstance, there is only one thing that has remained constant for anextended period which is the height. By the time I was eighteen yearsold, my height has always remained the same. Nevertheless, my weighthas never been the same over the period as it fluctuates over themonths. At some time my weight increases significantly but at somepoint it reduces. This has been attributed to the nature of theactivity I perform over the period. When I was eighteen, my weightwas fifty kilograms but currently I weigh 78kilograms. Regardless ofthe body lotions that I use to enhance my skin color, the only thingI have realized that has changed is the smoothness of the skin, butthe skin pigmentation has remained the same. My eloquent has alsoincreased from time to time for I still remember during my teenage, Icould not argue comfortably during debates, but now I am veryeloquent during great debates. I have mastered English and otherlanguages hence making me speak fluently in both the local and theEnglish language. Also, I have become accommodative to differentpeople from various cultures that were not the case while I was stilla teenager. I could perceive people from other parts of the world andreligions to behaving awkwardly and mislead. This view has made memaintain my understanding on nature as a factor which is inevitableto life. However, it favors the best adaptors to different lifesituations. On the other hand my perception towards other people’sraces, ethnical backgrounds and religions has brought certainattitude on the way life shapes and fits every other person thatexists. Bearing in mind this changes, life does not depend onindividual characters or views but only lies on how well one adaptsto the existing environments over a specific length of time.
Geneticsand heredity can influence the person physical appearance and thecharacter. The proposers of nature as a factor influencing thebehavior of the individuals indicate that the human disposition is asa result of the genetic coding that was given to human while in thewomb of the mother. For instance, the color of the skin can beborrowed from the parents to the young ones genetically. This is hardto be changed even if the individual uses several makeups that canchange the skin color but the original color cannot be whollychanged. The height of the individual is also determined genetically.Tall paternities are likely to give birth to the children that canattain the same tall height when they mature, unlike the shortparents that are likely to give birth to short children. This willremain the same regardless of the environmental variations.
Onthe other hand, the proponents of the nurture argue that differencesin the personality of the individuals is due to the observation ofthe parent’s behavior by the children and the environment in whichthe individual is brought up. Genetics and heredity may not play asignificant role here but has some impact on the level of thebehavior learning. For instance, the learning of the English languageand becoming a great debater is a matter of exposure in theenvironment where the individual is forced by the circumstance tocope with the prevailing conditions such that the remaining option isto practice more of English.
Thepossible causes of bias and inaccuracy whenever an individualreflects back to their history is the cognition and memory factors.Memory, in this case, can be divided into three parts which mustfunction properly otherwise some words are lost affecting recallingin future. One of the components of the memory is the encoding, whichis the ability of the brain to record new information. Storing helpsin the maintenance of the memory while retrieving is the bringingback the memory that had been stored and any failure of thesecomponents brings about biases. Therefore, the cognitive factors arethose attributes that affect performance of individuals.
Theyare internal to every person, and they serve to regulate the behaviorand the responses to the behavior and external stimuli such as thestress. The performance of the individuals has been found to beaffected by these factors hence affecting the consistency of thememory of the person.
Thepsychological science is known for placing more focus on the resultsdepending on the scientific studies but not the personal experienceor the anecdotes. The science, in this case, tries to use theavailable evidence in the creation of reality. This evidence isgathered then used for evaluation based on the rules so as thescientific theory can create reality. However, the evidence from thepersonal experience is as a result of the feelings, therefore, makingit hard to come up with reasonable arguments or evidence description.It may therefore be hard in psychology to undertake test on the humansince getting such evidence will suggest taking that individualthrough unethical considerations as it is not like other animals suchas dogs and rats that can be killed for the test to be carried out.Therefore on taking evidence from the personal experience, it maylook misleading or wrong hence the reason as to why in psychology,they place much emphasis on the scientific studies since they offerpractical evidence that is related to the theory. Psychology performsa fundamental purpose in our daily life hence this is clear forlearners. The way knowledge is fused is based on consciousnessregardless of the position one is to this information. For instanceteaching psychology is the analysis on the way persons understand thescholarly type of psychology and how it`s taught and set in learninginstitutions. On the other hand, the reasons for scientificapproaches to analyzing and point out individual character is to makeuse of practical tests where areas like brain health and medicalresearch are put into considerations to help those affected managebrain pressure and mental diseases.