“Personality Development is the development of the organised pattern of behaviours and attitudes that makes a person distinctive. Personality development occurs by the ongoing interaction of temperament, character & environment.”
It is the relatively enduring pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that distinguish individuals from one another. The dominant view in the field of personality psychology today holds that personality emerges early and continues to change in meaningful ways throughout the lifespan. Evidence from large – scale, long – term studies has supported this perspective.
Role of personality development schools for children:
The child’s intelligence is, of course, an important determinant of what he is able to learn. Teachers can, with psychological training, learn to work with children in such a way as to modify their faculty concepts of self. A Good teacher is aways concerned about the emotional as well as the intellectual development of children, even when it is stereotypically believed that the school should limit its objectives to intellectual development. In particular the principles underlying the acquisition of the self-concept & the level of aspiration can be effectively applied in motivating children to learn in the classroom.
As you enter a room, a loud chorus of “Good Morning” would greet you. Next, they would be scrambling around, trying to give you their seat. Their each question would have a please in it and your each answer will be followed by a ‘Thank you’. Catch them young seems to be the mantra with the teachers and the parents of city’s children, who are trying to instil virtues in students right from the start. Most schools & institutes are making the best use of the summer holidays to teach their students this simple yet important mannerism.
Children aged 7 to 11 years are given daily lessons of life and the way to handle any situation. We keep giving those lessons indirectly in the form of activities such as story telling that can contain a moral thought. Other activities like honing communication skills- listening before talking, building confidence, having telephonic conversations, table manners, enhancing observational skills etc are a part of our personality development course. Our main focus however is their Overall Grooming which can be achieved by introducing personality development in school.