I work as a senior communications officer in a 9-1-1 center. In my world, I typically see things as right or wrong but in my field, there is a lot of gray due to incoming emergencies never being the same. I am a people pleaser I want to do my best and be my best for everyone. I also get great pleasure in helping everyone I possibly can. If there is anything more about my personality please let me know.
This assignment was designed by Dr. Kimberly Eretzian Smirles, who teaches Theories of Personality at Emmanuel College. For part one of this assignment, you will write your own autobiography. Describe your personality, including your main traits, your typical style and manner of interacting with people and stressful situations, the main features or “quirks” that make you unique, and the ways that others who know you well would describe you. How do you think you became the person you are today? What psychological, social, genetic, physical, or situational factors do you believe have most influenced your personality development? Be aware that your descriptions and analyses may change over the semester as you read, study, and do more introspection.
Application of Theories Paper: Choose two major theories presented in your textbook and apply them to your autobiography. Here you will re-examine your personality in terms of two different theories. (Smirles, 2002).
I also need to have two responses 150 words each:
I am a pretty introverted person, more so when I was a kid. When put in a situation where I don’t know that many people, I become very shy and don’t talk that much. Once I am comfortable around people, I am slightly more outgoing, but still more comfortable being the quiet one in the group. In stressful situations, it depends on how experienced I am in that situation as to how I react. If I’m not comfortable, I will become very flustered and have a hard time. If I am experienced with that situation, I will focus down and get the job done. People have described me as caring, intuitive, and always trying to find the most practical way of getting things done. A lot of what shaped who I am today is the environment I grew up in as a kid. I never fit in to most groups, but always tried my best to. This didn’t work out so well since I was so introverted. My parents wanted me to be a very successful student, so I focused on my studies a lot. This helped me get into a great college for undergrad, and that’s where my personality became more of what it is today. I had to grow out of my shell and learn more practical and common-sense knowledge.
According to Hans and Sybil Eysenck theory, I have a more phlegmatic personality, which is an introverted personality with stable emotions (Spielman et al., 2018). I am very passive, thoughtful, and reliable. I do have a couple aspects of the extroverted personality, being that I am very easygoing, but I mostly fall under the introverted spectrum. The reason I would say I have stable emotions is because I do still interact with people and it is in a nonaggressive manner, which the opposites of those are traits of unstable emotions.
Part of my personality comes from the influence my parents had on me. This can be explained by Freud’s Theory that says personality involves factors such as early childhood influences (Mcleod, 1970). I have an older half-sister who did not make the best decisions as she was growing up. My parents then wanted me to be the opposite person that she grew up to be. They wanted me to focus on my studies, go and get my degree and get a high paying job. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have gone to the school I did and would be as smart as I am now.
Mcleod, S. (1970, January 01). Theories of Personality. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.simplypsychology.org/personality-theories.html
Spielman, R. M., Dumper, K., Jenkins, W., Lacombe, A., Lovett, M., & Perlmutter, M. (2018). Psychology. Houston, TX: OpenStax, Rice University. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://openstax.org/.