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The enduring characteristics of an individual’s behavior, attitude, and feelings in
everyday social situations make up personality. There are many influences on an
individual’s personality, including culture, genetic makeup, and early family life. Studies
have shown that people with certain personality characteristics are more suitable for
specific occupations or special activities. Personality studies can also reveal the
relationship between specific types of personalities and the incidence of disease, divorce,
There are many different theories concerning the nature and development of
personality and the causes of personality changes. The ancient Greek physician
Hippocrates believed that people behave differently because they have a predominance of
one type of bodily fluid, or humor. According to this theory, people with calm or passive
personalities have one dominant humor, while impulsive and temperamental people have a
different dominant humor. In the 20th century, other classification schemes were
advanced. The German psychiatrist Ernst Kretschmer thought that personality was
determined by the person’s body type–such as plump, lean, or athletic. He suggested that
short persons were more likely to be social, friendly, and lively. Both of these theories
remain unproven. Major advances have been made through behavioral genetics, the field
concerned with the relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on individual
behavior. One approach is to study the personalities of identical (monozygotic) twins who
have been separated since birth. Such individuals have the same genetic makeup but differ
in the environments in which they are reared. In a related method of study, the
personalities of individuals who are adopted from birth are compared to the personalities
of their adoptive and biological parents. These individuals have genetic material different
from that of their adoptive parents. Similarities and differences in behavior, relative to
biological parents, siblings, and adoptive parents, can help reveal the relative importance
of genetic and environmental influences.
There are two different types of personalities that everyone fits into. Generally
people fit into both but one is more dominate than the other. The first personality is type
A. This personality is very competitive. A person with a type A personality always
strives to succeed and always be the best. This kind of person is an extrovert,
rambunctious and never able to relax. This personality is more positive than the other.
Tests have shown that with a dominate type A personality the person tends to be much
more successful in life. A person with a type A personality always expects to do well. A
type A personality will not except that he or she does not the best. A type A personality is
The other personality is a type B personality. This person tends to be very
laid-back. This personality doesn’t strive for success but is happy with out putting forth
any effort. Tests have shown that personalities like this effect the persons future and
usually with negative results. A person with type B personality does not do well at school,
sports, or socialy. A type B personality is more humble and more of a introvertthean type
A personality. If a type B personality does not succede or do well he or she tends not to
Generaly it is in my opioion better to be a typeA personality than to be a type B
personality. If somone was completely dominated by type A than he or she would never
see or recgonize what he or she is doing wrong. Oon the conntray if a personality was
completely dominated by type B then he or she would never get anything done and never
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