FOUNDATION OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
FOUNDATION OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
The determinants factors of personality are the deciding or shaping factors of people’s characters in the society. The following are the determinants factors of personality in the society:- education, environment(nature), religion , peer groups(social groups, wealth, drugs abuse or substances, politics, culture beliefs, conflicts/insecurity and nature(natural, way of life).
Education is determining factor of personality because it decides or shapes personal characters in the society. People with little education mostly pretending to be knowing much that other people by speaking a lot while people with high education tends to tackle things in a diplomatic ways and they look simple than others in society. They don’t pretend to know much or speak a lot.
Environment is a determining factor of personality because it spells out people’s characters in society. The characters of people living in the urban and rural areas tend to differ from each other characters. People living in urban areas tend to be knowing much than people living in rural areas because they are exposed to modern things. The example is the way they eat, dress, walk and even speak.
Religion is a determining factor of personality because some values in the church tends to shape or decides people’s characters in the church community.
Nature is one of the determining factors of personality in society because it dictates or spells out people’s characters in the society. Some people’s characters are part and parcels of their lives in society. Some people can be born with silence mode in most of their lives. Some talk more most of their time or be silent in most of their life times.
Social persons or peer groups are the determining factors of personality in the society. Some social groups or peer groups tends to shape or decides their members /people characters in the society. For example a group of boys can tend to smoke or drink together in their most life time in the society.
Wealth is a determining factor of personality in the society. The poor and the rich tend to differ in their characters. For example the rich can become too generous in most of their lives since they have much while the poor can decides to be mean or miser in the society because they don’t have much to give out. Some time the rich people can be considered in decision making than the poor. While the poor cannot be considered in the decision making or in leadership.
Drugs or substances abuse (alcoholism) are the determining factors of personality in the society. Some drugs like alcoholics, mirah, bahang , heroine etc can shape and decides some people’s characters in the society. An example when a person drinks beer or takes any drug he or she can change his or her attitudes from the normal functioning actions. Some of theses drugs leads to addictions in some people.
Laws / norms or rules in the society or in an institution determine the personality of people in the area. Some laws or rules can shape or decides/speaks out people’s characters. Some laws and rules leads people to be polite, calm, active and hard working in the society. Some laws leads some organizations to be runned smoothly and it is due to their rules and regulations that are followed correctly.
Politics is a determining factor of personality because it shapes or decides people’s characters in some time in society. When people join politics they become more prominent than before they become empowered by the government, they gain courage in community and motivated by speeches in the society. Some becomes orators in speeches they give to people in community.
Cultural beliefs are the determining factors of personality in society. This is because it shapes decides and spells out people’s characters in society. These cultural beliefs some times acts as rules or norms which can be followed seriously without any change or alterations in them and follow them correctly. Such beliefs as passing once stage to another i.e. age set or clans to adult people in community. This changes people’s characters from childhood to adulthood.
Conflicts and insecurity are also a determinant factor of personality in society. This is because the excessive fight and being beaten by your fellow friends leads to awkward which leas to poor resistances to fighting. The insecurity is also a determining factor of personality can decides or shapes the characters of people in society i.e. the tension situations leads to securing of some things in community or in some areas in community.
People’s personality or characters depends with the surrounding environment or factors in society. The people’s characters or personalities can be changed as the surrounding environments changes. The personality can be changed as time goes by. The personality depends on how people can responds to the determinant factors.
- By Eache D. (2002) In a Book Development and Culture, Oxfam London.
- By Alexander K.C. (1994) In the Book” The Process of Development Of Societies Sage Publication.
- By Longhorn, Hand out (2011) Foundation Of Cultural Development– Mount Kenya University.