Importance Of Socialisation

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“Socialisation is the process that shapes the personality of individuals so that they can adjust to and become members of society.” (Hunt & Colander, 2016, p.66). "Socialisation is the process of learning how to become part of a culture. Through socialisation one learns the culture’s language, their role in life, and what is expected from them. Socialisation is a very important process in the forming of personality. Socialisation occurs when one interacts with other people.” (Essay, UK (November 2013). The Importance of Socialisation. Retrieved from
As Dr Manwel Debono points out, socialisation is important because it shapes individuals to become members
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Being accepted by other parties plays a very important role.
A child will develop normally both emotionally and mentally if it is accepted and receives affection. However, over protection and over affection will have the reverse effect as this will lead to dependency and immaturity. On the other hand, if a child is rejected and not shown affection, it will lead to feelings of insecurity and inferiority. These feelings will be vented out by aggressive, rebellious and domineering behaviour. Children who are isolated and deprived from interacting with others reflect the importance of socialisation.
“Personality may be defined as the total organisation of the inherited and acquired characteristics of an individual as evidenced by the individual’s behaviour. It is the product of the interaction between an individual’s original biological nature and his or her social and natural environment.” (Hunt & Colander, 2016, p.123-124). A person’s personality depends on four factors. These are the inherited qualities, the natural surroundings, the culture of the individual’s society and personal experiences. According to Sigmund Freud, the id, the ego and the superego are the three major personality systems. These personality systems help the individual to lead a normal life; however, encountering difficulties might lead to mental health

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