Different scientific, philosophical, and cultural notions were created to help people understand their inner worlds and better identify themselves in societies. Many studies are dedicated to personality as a set of permanent traits and characteristics that significantly affect life choices (Feist et al., 2018). This paper aims to define the five dimensions of humanity’s concept and analyze my self-perception in each.
Personality is an integral element of every individual, and it contains a unique combination of traits and characteristics gained through life experiences or existed since birth. A person can evaluate themselves by applying the five dimensions theory to determine their values and personal concepts. The first one is related to determinism and free choice – two opposite terms where the first one means that human behavior is predefined, and the second promotes the unpredictable nature of actions (Feist et al., 2018). I believe in the freedom concept because I often make uncommon choices that can not be determined by my personality type.
The second dimension of humanity’s concept is pessimism and optimism in a person’s world perception. People with different life backgrounds and traits might oppositely react on occasions regardless of their objectively good or bad nature (Feist et al., 2018). I have always identified myself as an optimist because I firmly believe that every life event has a beneficial side. The third dimension is related to the personal perception of causality or teleology of actions and results. Some people tend to assess happenings by defining the reasons and causes, while others value the impact (Feist et al., 2018). I support the teleological theory because the outcomes are more comfortable recognizing and understanding, while reasons for an event might be missed.
The fourth dimension of humanity’s conception identifies the conscious and unconscious determinants of behavior. Some philosophers believe that a person’s unconsciousness is the primary motivator to their actions, while others support the human mind’s full responsibility (Feist et al., 2018). I am a 50% fit to the first opinion and 50% to the second as I am not well acknowledged about my unconscious part. The last dimension defines if the personality is more influenced by biology, and an individual was born with a set of traits, and if society develops people’s characteristics (Feist et al., 2018). Based on my life experiences, half of the personal attributes are inborn, while the other half is developed by society, culture, and education
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