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Theories of Personality The Elements of Personality Pp40-42 The personality others are presented with is composed of our words and our actions Yet our words and actions are or can be consciously chosen We decide what well say and what well do The construction of a personality is simply selecting an action while considering the impression it will make This is not an artificial process in fact we do it all the time subconsciously if nothing else We are conditioned by society that in certain ways of saying things can be offensive and hurtful while other ways of saying the same things can be tolerable even pleasant depending on what things are being considered of course We adjust our mannerisms according to the effect we wish to achieve to express respect to a supervisor for example or to demonstrate an attraction to something or someone I allege that it is possible to consciously tune a personality I have heard it argued that this process is merely acting that it is not authentically me Be yourself were told And so we should be the personality traits we choose should be a reflection of what is going on inside In a sense we are all just acting even if it is subconscious acting Conscious acting can be just as authentic a reflection of the true person Personality also changes according to who were around as well Everybody acts differently when at work talking to their supervisors than they do sitting at a table in a bar I also feel that the way someone presents himself or herself whether it is how they are dressed or their tone or manor of language alters their personality at that give time as well
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