Culture as an Influence on Personality Essay

Culture as an Influence on Personality
Shows how one's culture affects the individual characteristics of one's personality.
# 56678 | 2,558 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Modern) , Psychology (Behaviorism)

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Explores the five categories of culture, including food foraging, horticulture, intensive agriculture, pastoralism, and industrialism, and how these types of culture share characteristics of specific aspects of the human personality. This paper gives specific examples of each category of culture, as well as characteristics that lead to the formation of unique and culturally related personality traits. The paper uses literary and scholarly sources to provide factual examples of the large impact culture has on specific personality traits.

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"What a culture in general finds sexually attractive is also key into the link between personality and culture. Contrary to what people might think, there are very few traits that are found attractive in all cultures. Traits that are most opposite of the other sex are usually most valued; for example broader shoulders in males. Taller and darker men as well as women with less body hair and larger hips are normally attractive traits. When it comes to traits in women that men find attractive, there are none that are universal. This helps provide evidence for the idea that one's worldview affects arousal for the opposite sex."

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