Personality development is the process of developing the personality of a person. This is to assess the personality of the person by conducting an examination to their cognitive and behavioral well-being. The person responsible for facilitating personality development is either the psychologist or the psychiatrists. Character management is important when developing the personality of the individual, which is to ensure that their behavioral pattern improves as patient attends training sessions to improve their personality. Developing the personality of the person takes place for several sessions before the character of the person becomes well-developed for a certain period of time. After the therapy session is done for several seasons, it is the time to refresh the behavioral and cognitive performance of the person or involved groups.
Education for personality development is when the facilitator is required to be trained. This is when they will take a formal education program by means of enrolling themselves in an accredited academic institution before they will be obtaining a degree. Obtaining a degree is important because it helps a person to become professionally recognized either as a psychiatrist or a psychologist. For psychologists, there is a four-year bachelor’s degree program applied by potential psychologists. Psychiatrist course is an advanced graduate program that requires future professionals to have another four years of training. This is a program that requires an extensive training and skills development for professionals in the future who will be handling patient’s mental and cognitive well-being. As a result, the educational program for personality development increases the skill and knowledge of individuals to ensure that their behavioral integrity becomes productive to the community, households, and to their profession (Hettema & Deary, 2013).
Education for personality development involves knowledge and skills development for participants who are aiming to improve their character. The first is the management of knowledge for the intended patient. Having the ability of the person to utilize their ability to widen their horizon is important because it will be focusing on their mental capacity to think and to improve their memory pattern. As for the skill, there are several designated skills that are applied in order for every individual to become highly productive with the career or hobby that they are involved with. Skills development can be enhanced by applying different therapeutic techniques as learned from the proper academic institution responsible for providing a formal educational development for the patient. For this reason, the personality of the patient becomes comfortable with the interest and hobby that can turn into a new passion for their productivity.
The most important for education for personality development is the process of conducting assessment. Self-actualization is an important measure applied by individuals to ensure that proper personality development should be applicable for both the teacher and the patient. In this case, both facilitators and patients will be doing the self-actualization process to express all their frustrations before undergoing the therapy process. The main reason is to maximize the full advantage of establishing an empathetic relationship between the facilitator and the patient. Transforming empathy to sympathy will complicate the issue, which creates a negative form of undesirable therapeutic process that impacts the welfare of the personality development issues between the facilitator and the patient.
- Hettema, P.J. & Deary, Ian J. (2013). Foundations of Personality. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 7. ISBN 978-94-011-1660-2.