Hello my lovelies, this post is going to be about if culture has impact on personality? I see many Pakistani adults struggling to build a personality. Personality is a complex phenomenon and culture has major role in shaping our personalities but culture and personality are not the same. Word personality comes from Latin word persona, which means work by performance to project different roles. Complete definition of personality would be a set of qualities or traits, characters or behaviours that distinguish one person from another.
Often there is an assumption that people in same culture has same personality traits, many scholars anthropologists have equated personality with culture. Culture has relationship to one’s personality. Personality can be influenced significantly by both biological and environmental factors. Culture facilitates certain traits of personality but not all people from same culture have same personalities. Their way of seeing things or their assumptions can be different.
Kids are raised and bred in a certain way in the culture they are living in; their personalities develop according to that particular culture, as kids growing up they adopt different attributes from the environment, and live by those traits. They find themselves in conflict when they move to another environment completely different then the one they grew up in. For example I was born in Pakistan and raised in Pakistan and I was 18 when we moved to the Netherlands. I was raised to live by Pakistani culture but I found it disturbing when I moved to whole new world. I lost the balance I had in my life. Consequently my personality changed and I am not the same person anymore I was in Pakistan.
Dutch culture had impact on me; in order to find balance I changed my habits and my way of thinking and honestly this was the only way to survive in the Netherlands. For many Pakistani people it’s a controversial act because they are so loyal and deeply connected to their culture, but I don’t care anymore about what others think. So to conclude my post I’d say yes culture does have impact on one’s personality. I would definitely advice you to adopt at least a few traits of personality from new culture. Live your life the way it is easy for you. Make good choices and have positive attitude towards changing your personality according to the environment, there’s nothing wrong with it 🙂.
Alright that’s it for today. What is your opinion about culture’s impact on personality comment down below and let me know what do you think?