The Personality Of Personality Disorders Essay

773 Words Apr 17th, 2016 4 Pages
When you think of personality, you may think of a lot of things. How a person acts or behaves, the little quirks they have, the way they think or what they like. When it’s explained on a psychological level, its much more that just what they like or enjoy doing or how they act. Personality is thought to be a combination of many things, most of these things occurring genetically, in your childhood, and subconsciously. Although some traits are learned, most of our personalities are determined in our early years or genetically pre-determined. Personality Disorders are also something that can be genetically passed down, or can be a result of trauma or events in childhood or adolescence. In this paper, it will explore how personality is formed from all the perspectives. It will also discuss all the personality disorders, how they happen, and what is defined as an abnormality.
There are many different views and perspectives on personality, all different from one another. There is the Psychodynamic Perspective which is based on the ideas of Sigmund Freud, The Behaviorist Perspective which is based of ideas from Albert Bandura and Julian Rotter, The Humanistic Perspective which is based upon the ideas of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers, and lastly the Trait Theory which is based upon the ideas of Gordon Allport and Raymond Cattell. There are many more theories and ideas since then, but these are the one that built the foundation on what personality is. Some differ from the others,…

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