Biological And Humanistic Approaches To Personalit Essay

1529 WordsNov 3, 20117 Pages
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Growth needs influence personality formation in many different ways. When a person has more of one thing that is shown in the pyramid the person's personality will be different than the other person that has less of something that is on the pyramid. Family and affection is something that most people have, when a person does not have this their personality might be less happy than a person who does have a family and affection. Not everyone will have the same growth needs that are shown in the pyramid that is why all personalities are different. Biological factors that affect personality “This is a few of the biological factors that can influence a person’s personality. Biological factors determine the individual's "temperament", the group of personality characteristics that seem to be present in some form from early life onward and that make us consider people as having individualized personalities. Temperamental characteristics are expressed in different ways as the person matures, but are always there, no matter whether experiences tend to encourage or discourage them (2009, Jean Mercer)”. “One example of a temperamental factor is activity level. This does not refer to so-called "hyperactivity" in a pathological sense, but simply to the preferred amount of activity with which an individual feels comfortable. This can vary a good deal within a normal range, with both quite active and quite inactive people as examples of normal variations. Another is mood quality, with normal differences of cheerful or morose dispositions appearing not just when good or bad things happen, but in neutral situations (2009, Jean Mercer)”. “Activity level is a good example of how a temperamental characteristic is expressed in different ways as the person matures. A newborn baby of active temperament cannot jump up and run around, but can wriggle,
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