What is Character/Personality?


Character/Personality is the set of psychological characteristics that determine the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting, that is, the personal and social individuality of someone. Personality formation is a gradual, complex and unique process for each individual.

What does the Bible say about Personality?

Both character and personality, as they are an inherent part of being, do not appear as separate words in the Biblical text, both in the original Hebrew of the OT and in the Greek of the NT.
Thus, it must be seen in an implied way when the character and personality traits are mentioned in the Bible.
For example; in Proverbs 16:27-29, where it reads:
27 A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
29 A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.
We can read as:
27 The man of vile character raises evil….
28 The man of wicked character spreads strife…
29 The man of violent character entices his neighbor…

In Isaiah 32:7, where it reads:
7 The knaveries of the knave are evil; he devises wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.
We can read as:
7 Also the machinations of the man of a fraudulent character are bad…

In Philippians 2:22, where we read:
22 But Timothy's worth you know, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.
We can read as:
22 But you know what proofs he gave of his character…

In 2 Timothy 2:15, where we read:
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
We can read as:
15 Try to present yourself before God with an approved character…
We thus see that both vicious and virtuous traits can compose a person's character, and the more pure and good the character is, the greater the number of virtues that one has, and a behavior that is consistent with those virtues.
Therefore, it is not enough to believe in a value system and approve it, because character is not determined only by what is believed and approved, but above all by the practice of our beliefs, our personality being shaped and defined by them.

The beatitude, as we can see in Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount, does not depend on the circumstances of a person's life, but on the character traits as they are highlighted by him especially at the beginning of the fifth chapter of the gospel of Matthew.
This character is defined as an internal state of being.
This Christian character must be formed in the very structure of the moral nature.

What are the 9 personality types?

The Perfectionist. People who adopt the perfectionist enotype are action-oriented, have a demanding practical sense, which gives priority to the tasks to be performed. ...
The Helpful. ...
The Successful. ...
The Romantic. ...
The Watcher. ...
The Questioner. ...
The dreamer. ...
The Confrontator. ...
The Preservationist. ...

How do you know if a person has personality disorder?

When she has the following symptoms:

  1. Widespread distrust
  2. Lack of interest in relationships
  3. Excessive failure
  4. >Excess of ego
  5. Extreme perfectionism

What age forms the personality?

Data collected in the last 100 years of research shows that early childhood is a decisive period in the formation of personality, character and way of acting for adolescents and adults. The first six years are fundamental to the constitution of the future mind. Early events of a physical, emotional, social and cultural nature remain inscribed throughout life in synaptic connections (processing and transmission of information from neurons). This evidence has been confirmed in recent findings in neuroscience.

How is a person's personality formed?

Therefore, it is possible to conclude that it is much more efficient to teach values and ethical foundations of citizenship and a culture of peace in the early stages of life, since the child at that moment is endowed with absorbent capacity, everything he receives judges with immaturity, refusing and reacting little. In this phase, it absorbs and structures the personality of the future adult. The mental content is built from social interaction and thus accumulates experiences that will be used to build your life.

An early childhood deprived of fundamental affective instruments for the healthy development of the child, from a psychological, social and cultural point of view, results in adults within corrupt, consumerist, predatory and competitive models. According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a dollar invested in this age group generates a savings of seven dollars in social assistance, mental health care, maintenance of prison systems, repetition and school dropout. In addition to $ 15 per person in illnesses that continue to manifest in adulthood, such as depression, suicide, homicide, drug abuse, physical symptoms and others.

How many personalities can a person have?

Dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder in which the person behaves as if he were two or more different people, which vary in relation to their thoughts, memories, feelings or actions.