Certificate course Personality development

  • Fees: INR 4000 / $ 80 / AED 250

In this Personality Development course you will learn in-depth information about personalities. You will gain a better understanding about those around you and also more about who you are and how you got to be that way.

This course starts with a basic introduction of personality. It then goes on to look at theories of personality development, the stages of development theories, key researchers in personality psychology, and the main influences on personality development. You will also delve into looking at basic personality traits, including values, beliefs, and nature versus nurture. You will learn about your own personality and how you can use that information in career choices and to make changes. You will also learn about some personality disorders and how to put all the information together to use it to your personal or career advantage. With this course you can literally stop wondering about why you or someone you know behaves a particular way. By the time you complete this course you will know how someone’s personality develops and how that information can be useful. This course is especially helpful for those who are striving to learn more about who they are, which direction their life should take, to learn more about others around them, or even if they work in human resources and want to learn more about personalities and how it may impact who they hire.


I. For Professional courses
  • What is personality?
  • Why does it matter?
  • We are all unique.
II. The Developing Personality
  • How do personalities develop?
  • Multiple theories in psychology.
  • Three main influences cited:i. Heredity, ii. Environment, iii. Situations
III. Stages of Development
  • Freudian stages of development
  • Erik Erickson’s stages of development
IV. ‘Need’ a little personality?
  • How needs impact personality
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
V. Basic Personality Traits
  • Values
  • Beliefs
  • Interactions
  • Experiences
  • Environmental influences
  • The big five dimensions
VI. Moral Development
  • As related to personality
  • Kohlberg’s stages
VII. What’s your personality type?
  • What are the basic personality types?
  • Quiz to determine personality type
  • Learning about yourself through type
VIII. Hearing Jung Out
  • Who was Carl Jung
  • His contribution to personality development theory
IX. Personality and Career Choice
  • Matching your career and personality
  • Why it matters
  • Self efficacy
X. Changing Your Personality
  • Can personalities change?
  • Being yourself, being adaptable
  • Positive attitude
  • Individuality
  • Controlling emotions
XI. Personality Disorders: What they are and why understanding them matters
  • Paranoid, schizoid, antisocial
  • borderline, narcissistic, avoidant
  • dependent, obsessive
  • Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Treatments
XII. Do opposites really attract?
  • Getting like personalities together, as well as opposites
  • What can happen?
  • Multiple personalities on the same team
XIII. Personal Growth
  • Ways you can try to improve
  • Helpful tools and exercises
  • Benefits of keeping a journal.
  • Setting goals, focusing on positives
XIV. Working on Personality Changes
  • Focusing on attitude
  • Staying motivated
  • Increasing confidence
  • Watching body language
  • Handling other people
XV. Putting it all together
  • Knowing your own personality strengths and weaknesses
  • Being able to identify other people’s personality traits
  • Using that in your home, career and relationships

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