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1. How would you describe personality to a person who has no knowledge of the field of personality psychology?Personality is an individual’s characteristic style or pattern of thinking, feeling, emotion, and behavior. Personality is something that develops over time. It can be hereditary, such as, my oldest son has my temper and stubbornness, or my daughter has her mother’s attitude. Relationships and building attachments and environmental experiences influence your personality. It is a person’s unique behavioral and mental patterns, a person’s unique consistent pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.2. What are some key personality features that define you?There are so many different personality features or traits that I could use to define myself. But to be specific I would use these personality traits: adventurous, challenging, dedicated, abrasive, hardworking, impatient, introvert, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences. Though there are many different personality traits that can help define why I see myself also as abrasive, and an impatient individual who does not tolerate excuses or believe in giving people more than one chance, I do have a compassionate side when it comes to family and loved ones. Being adventurous is my best feature or trait, I am willing to go where I have never been before and am willing to do things I have never done, even if I do not know how it’s going to turn out, people say life is short, I say life is long, we have so much time to do so many things, it is only short if you do not use it wisely.3. Are your personality features consistent, or do they change according to the situation?I think that my personality features are consistent with what is considered a normal situation. With that being said, if I am in a normal situation my personality features can remain consistent, but I do have the ability to adapt to whatever situation I am in, this depends on my comfort level also. Even when I introduce myself into one of these, that I do not deem as normal my personality features can remain consistent. However, when I unknowingly become part of a situation or a change in environment that is not what I consider as normal then some of my personality features may not remain consistent.