Question: After reading the Content for Week 1 please choose a Personality Theory that you prefer and describe why you prefer it.
Answer: The personality theory that I prefer is the humanistic personality theory. It states that humans are neither negative nor neutral; they are positive, life-affirming creatures, destined to know themselves through exploration and cognitive control. (UMGC, XXXXXXXXXXIt emphasises on the importance of self-growth to develop healthy personality traits. It also believes that people live in a constantly changing world of experiences and they are at the center of it, which makes them react to changes in their different fields. These includes external objects and people, and internal thoughts and emotions.
I prefer this theory because it focus on the ability of humans to think consciously and rationally, to control their biological urges, and to achieve their full potential. People are also responsible for their lives and actions, and have the freedom and will to change their attitudes and behavior. I believe that this theory's aim is to help people know and realize that for every one of their actions, there are consequences.
Although this theory seems realistic, it tends to be too positive when regarding human behavior. This means that it assumes that humans are generally good and will choose positive paths for their lives, which is not generally so.
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