How personalities determined?
In the previous lesson we saw the term 'Personality' is applicable for only human beings. If is so why each one of us are different? There are many reasons for this but most predominant one is called "Conditioning" which means our subconscious programming. Akin to operating system of a computer we have a sub-conscious program which runs our life in the form of manifested behaviors. The computer designer has determined that the computer should respond to different commands in a particular way. For example when you press the key 'A' in the keyboard, the OS (operating system application) recognizes and displays the letter 'A' in the terminal. In the same way each person's OS makes him / her to respond as per their "Conditioning" which is their OS! Then the next question is who wrote those OS and when?
It is written between our birth and till 7 years of age. If so who have written the program? Yes! You guessed it right - parents, teachers and other social interactions. Every time the child goes through a situation a line of the program is written. For example If the child has faced frequent put downs it tends to become inhibitive and so on. It is like the child elephant tied with a rope in the leg never tries to break even when it becomes a mighty animal which can uproot the tree itself.
Enough for the day.