April 29, 2006

Definition of Personality

Personality is the dynamic organization within the individual of those Psychophysical systems that determine his unique adjustments to its environment (Gordon Allport, 1897-1967)
•Dynamic : Transient. It varies with changes in Person-Environment fit across situations.
• Organization : It can not be studied with only one attribute. Therefore, it is multi dimensional.
•Psychophysical : It is related to changes in physiological system. There is a body-mind relationship.
•Unique : It varies from individual to individual.
•Determine unique adjustment : It directs individual to cope with environment in unique way.
posted by Dr. D. Dutta Roy, Ph.D. @ 4:45 AM

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