The emerging interest in Personal Development has given rise to several pertinent questions to the two
closely linked yet different types of development-
1) Personal Development
2) Personality Development
As a way of maximizing our potential, contemplate our aims, analyze our qualities and skills, set goals, the term “Personal Development” encompasses all this and more. It is a lifelong process – it has a beginning but there is no end to the process. The more we learn and acquire knowledge, the more we’ll realize the magnitude of knowledge available for us to grow and improve.
Through Personal Development, our focus would be on improving ourselves in our own eyes.
It enables you to achieve what you wish to, for the simple reason that it develops several qualities in you and through this development you will emerge better equipped to achieve what you want.
It enables you to bring out the best in ourselves and others as well.
Perhaps most importantly, Personal Development helps you to become more positive as a person. While we focus on our development and develop ourselves, we will also desire the improvement of others and the environment.
Through our journey of Personal Development, our Self Confidence, Self Motivation and Self Esteem are positively affected.
Personal Development helps you to realize the value and importance of –
1) Personal Empowerment & Creating a Social Awareness of the Importance of Empowerment
2)Importance of Self Motivation
3) Finding Meaning in Your Life
4) Significance of Positive Attitude and much more…
What is Personality Development?
Every individual is characterized by unique behavior, feelings and mannerisms, that makes them different from another. Personality Development is the development of the systematic emotional and behavioral changes that reflects the individuality of a person.
We often refer to a person’s temperament as their “nature”, keeping in mind the role of genetic factors.
However, the environment that a person exists in is known to influence the person through a process of “nurturing”.
Our journey through life results in our interaction with others, the environment and experiences. This experience we have, results in the spontaneous development of our Personality.
Unlike, Personal Development, many a time, any focused and conscious effort to improve our Personality is often consciously undertaken for our improvement in other’s eyes.
Personality enhancing skills that would give us better prospects of creating the desired impression is often highlighted to us before an interview or a scenario that requires us to be in the eyes of the public.
Interview Skills, Body Language, Communication Skills, Building Self Image, Personal Grooming are some of the workshops or courses often suggested.
However, if we are asked about the connection between the two, the major one would be that, Personal Development would enhance and develop our Personality over a period of time. As we improve by making changes that are profound, such as through education or enriching experiences like social work, involvement in charity, our Personality would reflect the positive development that occurs through our experience.
A Personality Development course or workshop is one that would enable us to be noticed faster for the changes we desire but whether it filters into our concern for the overall quality of whatever we do in our life is highly questionable.
While the quest to attend a workshop or course in Personality Development may be due to the image that you seek, the goal of Personal Development is a quest that one undertaken not just keeping the importance of self improvement in mind but for enhancing the quality of life – with a sense of reverence .
A pursuit in Personal Development will undoubtedly transform your life through the vibrancy and passion you will start experiencing each day – from continuously imbibing knowledge that is for us seek and enjoy.
Developing our Personality would cease to be a matter of concern or thought when we focus on developing ourselves – through Personal Development.