Influence Of Culture On Personality

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Culture is constantly around us, sometimes we don’t even realise it is around us. Acording to Triandis (1994), “it can be difficult to see culture as it is a medium within which we exist”. Whether it is our own culture that has been passed down by generation, a friend’s culture or a colleague’s culture. Culture is made up of behaviours, beliefs, objects and social normalities within a group or society of individuals who share the same culture. Culture can contribute to shaping a person’s personality as personality is shaped by two factors, being environmental (which is what cultural falls under) and biological factors. Overall our culture plays a big part in our lives as it contributes to many various elements in our lives, some that we don’t …show more content…
• Culture can potentially contribute to a person’s personality as cultural psychology focuses on the way cultural traditions and social practices adjust, communicate, change and alternate the human psyche, resulting less psychic unity for human kind than in ethic divergences in mind, self and emotion (Bhatia, 2007)
• In a study conducted by LaVine (1982) explains that “there are links between how a child is raised and child behaviour, adult personality and cultural beliefs which explains how culture can contribute to a person’s personality as personality is influenced by two factors, being biological and environmental factors. Culture is one of the most important environmental factors that contribute to shaping the personality” (LaVine, 1982).
• Culture contributes to a person’s personality as culture contributes to shaping our behaviour and personalities by being influenced from our own, or another culture. Culture is a set of informal normalities and values shared among individuals in a group or society (Harrison & Huntington,
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• Culture is an essential contributing factor for human development (Boyd, Richerson and Henrich, 2011).
Culture is affected by socialisation, as socialisation is a contributing factor we use to gain knowledge, the knowledge can be gained in a number of ways.
• Socialisation is a contributing factor to how we gain knowledge, whether the knowledge is gained at school, through friends and/or family and family traditions that have been passed down from generations. (Harrison, L. E., & Huntington, S. P. 2000).
• Socialisation contributes to helping us shape and define our feelings, thoughts and actions; socialisation provides us with a model for our behaviour and what our behaviour should be like. As children socialise more, they learn how to conform and how to function as members of a group or society. Socialisation teaches people the cultural values and normalities that provide guidelines in everyday life (Kasper,

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