Self and Personality

National Council of Educational Research and Training (2020) Self and Personality. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Quite often you must have found yourself engaged in knowing and evaluating your own behaviour and that of others. You must have noticed how you react and behave in certain situations in a manner different from others? You may have also often asked questions about your relationships with others. To find an answer to some of these questions, psychologists use the notion of self. Similarly when we ask questions such as why people are different, how they make different meanings of events, and how they feel and react differently in similar situations (i.e. questions relating to variations in behaviour), the notion of personality comes into play. Both these concepts, i.e. self and personality are intimately related. Self, in fact, lies at the core of personality. The study of self and personality helps us understand not only who we are, but also our uniqueness as well as our similarities with others. By understanding self and personality, we can understand our own as well as others’ behaviour in diverse settings. Several thinkers have analysed the structure and function of self and personality. As a result, we have different theoretical perspectives on self and personality today. This chapter will introduce you to some basic aspects of self and personality. You will also learn some important theoretical approaches to self and personality and certain methods of personality assessment

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Program: Self and Personality
Learning outcomes: To develop insight into the development of a healthy personality
Access: Open
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality Psychology Personality assessment
Subjects: Teaching Pedagogies
Curriculum Level: Primary Level
Secondary Level
Teacher Training
Depositing User: COL Staff
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 15:34
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2022 22:56

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