Do Personality and Attitude Affect our lives?

Personality is the type of person you are, shown by the way you behave, feel, and think. Attitude is defined as a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this. (Definitions taken from the Cambridge Dictionary)

Personality is easy to understand. The personality of a person can be denoted as funny, energetic, extroverted, optimistic, serious, confident, lazy, negative minded and shy. A meeting or two is enough to understand personality. 

Personality represents the personal and physical traits of a person. There is a big five personality traits model to know more about personalities. Five personality dispositions: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

When we meet new people, whether through work, school, or social events, it is often their personality on which we immediately focus. Whether they are nice, helpful, outgoing, or shy are just a few of the things that we assess as we evaluate the people around us.

  I think everyone is aware of their personality type. That’s important.

A stronger personality is more of a challenge. It is difficult to determine if this particular core element can be made “stronger”. What I encourage you to do is learn as much as you can about your personality type. In this way, you can be informed about the strengths and weaknesses of your personality and be more confident as a result.

 From a commonsense viewpoint, human personality has two aspects; visible and invisible. The visible side of our personality matters, of course, but it can play only a limited role in life. This visible personality consists of our face, height, dress, hairstyle, the vocabulary that we use, our etiquettes (or the lack of it), our body language, our movements and so on. The first impression of a person is this visible personality. 

The personality is the typical pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaviours that make a person unique. When we say that someone has a “good personality” we mean that they are likeable, interesting and pleasant to be with. … To that end, having a good personality is vital – probably even more so than good looks.

 All of us are born with a personality type, which has some aspects that we feel more comfortable with than others. … However, life rarely allows us to rely solely on the personality traits that come to us naturally.

The attitude refers to the standpoint or the opinion one has towards something. …attitude represents mental and moral traits.

 Attitude needs time to understand and is more complicated than personality. Some features of attitude can be honesty, rudeness, kindness, and many others are there on the list. Research confirmed features of attitude are based on heredity and are highly immutable.

Thus, attitudes are the main part of one’s personality.

Attitudes can positively or negatively affect a person’s behaviour. A person may not always be aware of his or her attitude or the effect it is having on behaviour. … People with these types of attitudes towards work may likewise affect those around them and behave in a manner that reduces efficiency and effectiveness.

In our life, we all have different personalities and attitudes. Without knowing how our attitude affects other people around us we react to situations when our expectations are not met. In the same situation, two persons can react differently.

It totally depends on attitude: positive or negative.

I would like to give an example here. I went to dinner with a few friends. One of them was very uncomfortable because she was feeling suffocated there as AC was not working properly. She didn’t like the crowd there as people were dancing and making so much noise. On the contrary, my other friend was enjoying the atmosphere and she liked the food and arrangements there.

Same place but two different attitudes looking for different things. One is positive and another is negative. An individual with a negative attitude finds a problem in every situation.

That’s why we need to improve our attitude and personality. But all said and done, in our life, there are so many people who are responsible for our bad attitude sometimes. With them our attitude spontaneously gets bad. Not our fault😀

For this kind of people there is a saying:

Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am and my attitude depends on who you are.😅

Coming up…How To Improve Personality And Attitude

None of the blogs or opinions expressed within is meant as advice to you or anybody else on any matter, including but not limited to, personal finance, health, or other matters of life. If you need advice, speak to a professional!

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

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