WHAT IS PERSONALITY?
We are three-dimensional beings, consisting of body, soul and spirit. Personality falls under the “Soul” aspect of our being and encompasses our will, emotions, likes, dislikes, talents, attitudes, behavior and attitudes.
Whilst our physical being is revealed in our body, our personality becomes evident in what we do, how we do it and why we do it.
We all have a unique personality which is shaped by genetics, culture, religion, worldview and circumstances. There are many personality theories available which attempt to explain the mysteries of our individual personalities.
We are similar, but not the same. All unique and different, having a “blueprint” different to anyone else. We may share similar traits with others and those similar behaviors and traits allow us to understand personality.
WHAT IS TEMPERAMENT COMPARED TO PERSONALITY?
Temperament is not the same as personality. Temperament is a set of inborn traits, genetically based. Our base temperament doesn’t change, it’s the raw material at the core of our being. However, our personality can be molded by our circumstances, race IQ, upbringing, birth family and economics.
We can buff and shine up our personality, change it to suit our circumstances, but the base material of our temperament can;t be changed. It is inherent and forms the basis of who we really are underneath.
WHY IS IT HELPFUL TO KNOW YOUR PERSONALITY?
- We can build on and maximize our strengths, our superpowers.
- We can discover and work on our weaknesses, or minimize them,
- We can learn why we do the things we do.
- We can relate to others when we understand them better.
- We can choose better study options and careers according to our strengths.
- It is interesting and fun to learn!
WHAT IS CHARACTER COMPARED TO TEMPERAMENT?
Temperament is your underlying genetic traits inherited from your ancestors, personality is your outward behavior like introversion or extroversion, assertiveness, or sociability, whilst character is more virtue-based like kindness, gentleness, or patience.