here are a several different kinds of traits that influence our personality. For example, common traits are characteristic shared by the greater part of a culture. If a person grew up in Bali where there is little merit given concept of time they would be more relaxed than an American whose life is often governed by a clock. Common traits are used as a general assessment but are not adequate at addressing individual traits. For example, a mother’s family may be Irish and for the most part drink alcohol for every imagined occasion. Therefore, if common traits were universal, then one would assume that drinking would be a big part of the mother’s children’s life, which may not necessarily be a correct assessment.
Surface traits are traits that seem readily available and measure the visible features of person’s personality. They do not necessarily provide the best description of underlying personality dimensions because they are based on people’s perceptions of personality. For example when meeting someone in a public setting they can appear self-confident, successful, altruistic and sociable. If you spend a week with the same person while they navigated raising children, aging parents, financial hardship, and time with dear friends you would begin to see this person’s central traits. Central traits are referred to as the building blocks of someone personality and can be used to explain the essence of who that person is.
Common traits, surface traits, and central traits all offer a glimpse into who we are. The complexity of our personality allows self-confidence, self-doubt, success, fear, kindness, determination, and trust to exist at the same time.
Achievement motivation and competency relates to every individual you may know including yourself. You may recall individuals that developed competences early in life, during the formative years with the help of their parents.
You may also know people that moved towards achievement with a lack of support in a more ego-involved and entity perspective. The ego-involvement entails more pressure and self-worth, which is contingent upon results. The autonomy based perspective entailed the building of self and psychological needs through growth, despite the results. Both types of perspectives produced results however the Mastery of goals developed the individual and provided a strong psychological foundation along with the achievements and produced long lasting motivation.
If you are out to develop your inner personality, the above information is for sure to help you to create a more strengthened personality.