|Art Of Living
1:What is Personality
The word personality comes from the word persona, which means, "mask." The
people of Unani used to wear masks when they participated in dramas.
One who expresses is a person and the way one expresses is called personality.
Every person tries to express/present himself before others in a unique
way, and this is why personality differs from person to person.
Two Forms of Personality:
|| Artificial (Outer)
Personality - material-oriented, gross, external & temporary.
|| Natural (Inner)
Personality - quality-oriented, subtle, internal, natural & permanent.
The outer personality is
the artificial way used by people to impress others. This type of person
is totally opposite of what lies inside (the inner personality). For example,
these types of people will try to look their best by wearing good clothes
or put on a lot of makeup to look beautiful. So they try to impress others
by showing off, yet inside is something different from what they project.
Inner Personality: This type of personality glows from inside a person's
heart , as it proves to be the self-property of a person. There is no trace
of artificiality, but only the reality of who a person truly is. The inner
personality depends on the values and the upbringing of a person gained
in childhood. Today, the criteria of the majority of people is to look good
and have a good personality. Personality Recognition - Indications There
are many ways in which the personality can be recognized:
||Place of residence
||How is your bedroom
arranged - in an organized or unorganized fashion?
||Manner of speaking
- soft or harsh voice?
- polite/courteous or impolite/rude manners?
||Ability to adjust
to difficult situations - are you peaceful or aggressive?
||Posture of eyes,
face, and body - effective or ineffective? What type of impression
do you receive from a person's body language?
||What habits do
you possess - good/bad? i.e. intoxication, excessive/unnecessary
talking, hatred,procrastination,criticism, oversleeping.
||Food - do you eat
provocative, spicy, unhealthy food?
- Jaisa Sang Vaisa Rang (Whoever you hang around with, you will
become like them) - i.e. if your friends do bad things, you will
also most likely do bad things
||Family & Interpersonal
Relations - friendly or unfriendly?
||There are many
more methods through which we can understand our personality and
others' personality, and if we wish, then we can bring changes in
ourselves and others