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For this assignment I am going to describe my own personality and compare it to what my friend thinks of my personality. I am also going to describe the evolution of behaviour and why people behave in the way they do.

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Human Behaviour For this assignment I am going to describe my own personality and compare it to what my friend thinks of my personality. I am also going to describe the evolution of behaviour and why people behave in the way they do. What my friend Leigh thinks of my personality, 'When I first met Kerry I thought she was very loud and outgoing, and even quite scary. Now I know Kerry she's not scary at all, she's very flirtatious, trustworthy and honest. She is a great mate and very responsible. Kerry has mood swings and can get very touchy with certain issues. Kerry is very funny and cares about her friends.' What I think of my personality, ' I think I have different types of personalities. ...read more.


You are taught to behave in the way you do from the moment you are born. These behavioural traits are usually passed down through the generations in your family. People started to behave in their own way many years ago when they decided that things they were doing weren't right, e.g. stealing, this is behaving in a bad way and everyone gets told not to do it. Throughout the years as more and more things were considered behaving wrong they invented rules, regulation and discipline, these were made to help people behave in the same way as much as possible, as they thought it was the best way to behave. There are 4 main personality types * Stability * Introverted * Extroverted * Neuroticism everyone gets placed into these categories in one way or another, Stability: This is when you are: * Calm * Have ...read more.


Rules have been made up and changed as the years went on, and as they were made up they were enforced on people. Everyone behaves in a different way to everyone else and normally people that act differently do this because their brains aren't fully developed, or they are disabled in one way or another. People react to this in different ways, some people stare at them because they don't understand why they are doing the things they do, where as other people just accept that this is the way they behave and treat them as they would everyone else. Everyone has different means of taking on board what other people are doing whether it is in a good or bad way. As I said at the beginning everyone has different ways of behaving and some people need to learn to accept that they do act differently to get along with each other in a civilised manner. ...read more.

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The writer has some basic understanding of personality and behaviour development, but there is a lack of referencing throughout the writing. The writer needs to show at this level, that they have read literature on the subject.

It would be helpful to start with a clear definition of 'personality' and give a reference of the author who defined it. Then the writer needs to make it clear who categorized personality into the four different types. The work of Cattell and Eysenck are important when discussing personality, as well as Jung. The writer could read around the subject by looking at their work on personality types and then using them for referencing purposes. This would improve the overall score.

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