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Personality Development (Bangalore Univ)


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It gives us immense pleasure in presenting the first edition on the Soft Skills (Mrudu Kousalya) book titled “Personality Development” under the new CBCS syllabus of fourth semester BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, BCA & BHM of Bangalore University. This book is a master piece for both students and faculties to understand the matters related to Personality Development in simple format.

Personality Development is a development of the organized pattern of behaviours and attitudes that make a person distinctive. It is concerned with the views of others and how they realize you and what they see in you. It occurs by on-going interaction of temperament, character and environment. Erikson provided an insight full description as to how personality develops based on his extensive experience. He has identified eight phases of socialization process of an individual. Five of them occur during infancy, childhood and adolescence. Personality Development is different from self-development which generally perceived as same. They are related to each other.

But eastern philosophy in general and Indian spirituality in particular understands personality from a different context. Indian You Icon Swami Vivekananda says “Personality Development in the real sense refers to deeper level of a person”. Hence, he opines that a study of personality should start from clear grasp of nature of our mind, and how it functions. Mind has four fold functions like manas, buddhi, chitta and ahamkara. He has identified four essential qualities for personality development. They are faith in oneself, think positive thoughts, attitude towards failures and mistakes, self-reliance and renunciation and service.

Personality Development topics Self-Awareness, Goal Setting, Creativity, Interpersonal Skills, Stress Management, Time Management, Leadership Management and the like. The present book covers all the basic elements which are required for the said subject with different concepts. This book is very user friendly in terms of right to the topic intended to study.

This book covers seven chapters consists of Self-Awareness in first chapter, Goal Setting in second chapter, Creativity in the third chapter, Interpersonal Skills in the fourth chapter and Stress Management in the fifth chapter, Time Management in sixth chapter and Leadership Management in Seventh Chapter. The book is more worthy to own and the constructive suggestions from the reading community are expected to further strengthen the present edition.


Contents :

Unit – 1
1. Self Awareness
2. Goal Setting
3. Creativity
Unit – 2
4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Stress Management
Unit – 3
6. Time Management
7. Leadership Development

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Dr. K. Ramachandra,

Prof. Alla Bakash S.,

S. Nagabhushana


Himalaya pub