Essay on Personality
Once upon a time there was a young woman who was helping returning military officers and soldiers after the II World War to find a job. It was not an easy task and sometimes people with great potential and talent for particular things had to do repetitive and mechanical job. She decided to develop a study that would help people and employers find the optimal match between personalities and job types, where employee would bring the most value to the company and enjoy his daily job at the same time. Katherine Cook Briggs started to collect the data and note her personal observations in order to examine her findings and come up with the way to standardize and evaluate personalities based on common criteria.
The myth about legendary Oedipus and the expression “Oedipus complex” is familiar to many people from their studies at school, dedicated to the ancient Greek history that is full of thought-provoking myths and stories. Oedipus was a mythical Greek leader of Thebus, whose parents abandoned him in order to avoid the fulfillment of the prophecy that said that their newborn son would kill his father and marry his own mother.
Theory of Mind
Each of us was given the ability and gift to understand people from cognitive and emotional aspects. Theory of mind is the notion that describes the ability of an individual to sense and analyze the way of thinking of another person. One of the greatest parts of this theory is the capability of one person to see things and realities from another person’s perspective. In real life this complicated definition means that people who know the theory of mind will be able to admit that their opinion is not a universe truth and will be open for the discussion of various views on the specific subject. People who lack the proper knowledge in this field in the same situation will most probably find it extremely difficult to understand why no one else sees that their opinion is correct and will be put off by the time spent for the discussion of obvious (from their perspective) subjects.
Root Causes of Stress
Previously, we used to think about stress as a weakness. Today, people talk about it as an inevitable part of our jobs and day-to-day interaction with the outside world. While in the past we believed that we should try to avoid stress, modern literature and personal and professional trainings teach us how to cope with it. Job descriptions more and more often set “ability to work under pressure” as a requirement. One could even argue that stress becomes a trendy characteristic on the job market as a product for consultants and as an element of well-paid jobs.
Bad Habits and Addiction
The problem of addiction is an issue of realization. Somebody considers that to drink a glass of beer at the end of the day brings no more harm than to eat a piece of cake. It is tasty, helps to relax and forget problems of the tense day. Others regard it as a usual habit, equating it with anticipation, expectation or even thirst. But there are others, who need to drain half bottle of whiskey in the evening to feel comfortable.