Normative Personality Development
Personality is defined as individual differences in the way one thinks, feels, and behaves. These differences are viewed as characteristic and enduring pattern cognitions and behavior, presented by the individual (McCrae and Costa 2008), while there is some debate as to whether these patterns are stable over time, described as traits, or whether external, environmental factors, or states, irrevocably change personality expression. Indeed changes in personality expression may result from intrinsic factors, such as maturation and motivation, or external, environmental factors, such as social pressure to find and follow a specific role.
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