Definition Of Personality Nature Vs Nurture
What is personality? Personality can be viewed as a few different things, all depending on who ask and how you look at it. We will take a look at many different views of personality and how nature or nurture has a play in those. The actual dictionary definition of personality is “an individual’s unique and relatively consistent patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving” (Sandra E. Hockenbury, 2016). So, basically personality is the way a person see’s and interprets the world around them, and also how they act on it. What personality means to …show more content…
There are two different arguments that are in question whenever it comes to this subject. Those thoughts are, is personality created by nature or nurture?
Nature is the thought that each person’s personality is passed on by generation to generation. “Natural human behavior is seen as the result of already-present biological factors, such as genetic code." (Boundless Psychology, 2016) So each person has one of their parent’s personalities or a weird mixture of both.
Nurture is the theory that your personality is built by the things that you are surrounded by, such as the people or your environment. “Nurtured human behavior is seen as the result of environmental interaction, which can provoke changes in brain structure and chemistry.” (Boundless Psychology,