If someone asked you to describe your own personality, could you do it?
It’s hard to have a true perspective on your own personality traits and how you express them in the world.
If you’ve never taken a personality test or read much about your personality type, you probably rely on the feedback you’ve heard about yourself from others about your personality traits.
“He’s really outgoing.”
“She can be argumentative.”
“He’s always uptight.”
“She has such a calm demeanor.”
We take these descriptions and use them to help us craft what we believe to be our “personality.”
Also, over time we learn things about ourselves — our preferences, how we behave in certain situations, and how we interact with others.
If we pay attention to our words and actions, we can assimilate and recognize more traits that make up our personalities.
In general, personality consists of the recurring patterns of thoughts, emotions, characteristics, and behaviors that make a person unique.
It arises from within each individual and remains fairly consistent and permanent throughout life.
Research suggests that personality types are also influenced by biological processes and needs.