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Importance of Personality Development

Personality Development is the growth and development of the thinking, perception, attitude, nature, mood, behaviour and activities that differentiate among people. It is a tool to bring out one’s abilities and powers for making himself aware of his inner self and become more confident to face the outside world. Personality means uniqueness, individuality and appearance of a person and his/her reflection of thinking, emotions, behavior, communication skills and corporeal characteristics.

Personality is not inherited rather it is developed. The process starts right from the student’s childhood. This personality is shaped afterwards on the basis of impact of various positive and negative factors in life. The importance of this understanding is that, one should always keep on improving his/her personality. In other words, if it is felt that there are some features in our personality that need to be worked upon, then it can be done.

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As from students’ point of view effective and impressive personality development programme helps the students to face, meet and overcome the challenges of the outside world more effectively and efficiently. It also makes easier for them to ascend complicated academic and corporate ladder more smoothly.

School also plays an important role in personality development of students. The child’s intelligence is of course an important factor which decides his learning ability. Psychologically trained teachers work with children in such a planned manner so that they adapt and modify their flawed concepts for themselves. School acts as a means of socializing the child and of nurturing the mental health and personality alteration necessary to facilitate him to take his place as a responsible citizen in a self-governing world. Good teachers make all their efforts for the non-intellectual as well as with the intellectual development of children, even if they consider that the school should limit its objectives to intellectual development.

Personality development for students is the need of the hour as it is required for all round development of children for their survival in this competitive world and to withstand in the race. After the college education, success doesn’t solely depend on the degree or certificate achieved but on the combination of studies and quality of personality both.  Regular behavioral problems noticed in kids and adolescents can be prevented or cured if a base is made at an early age towards holistic personality development.

Personality Development classes and lectures try for the enhancement and grooming of one’s outer and inner self to bring about a positive change to his/her life. Each person has a different character and personality that can be developed, polished and refined. This process includes boosting and enhancing one’s confidence, improving communication and language speaking abilities, expanding the boundaries of thinking and  knowledge, developing new hobbies or skills, adding style and elegance to the personality, looks, talks and walks, adopting fine etiquettes and manners and overall knitting of oneself with positivity, vigor, liveliness and peace.

The influence of human personality upon the practical efficiency has been broadly recognized. In recent years a variety of efforts have been done by professionals in diverse fields to design and draft courses that will help develop certain positive trends in personality. The objective of such courses is to eliminate or curtail those obstructions or hindrances that stand in the way of the expression of individual personality, through a process of training. These modules are specifically designed to cater the demands of the professional world and to ensure that participants are given adequate opportunity to gain skills that will help to improve their functional efficiency.

The main fields which are focused for the whole-sole development of one’s personality are Leadership, Interpersonal Relations, Communication in organizations, Stress Management, Group Dynamics and Team Building, Conflict Management, Performance Appraisal, Time Management, Motivation etc.

The vital role of personality in one’s success and growth can’t be ignored so complete focus should be given in the development of a child’s personality in each phase of his academic life by his family, school and teachers.

Megha Johari