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Personality

It may be helpful to have the Model of the Mind open whilst reading this definition.

The Personality is the sum of all the attributes of the person, where those attributes distinguish us from other people [and things] and were also those we had on birth – solitary or gregarious, optimistic or pessimistic, competitive, scatty, and so on. These are the underlying permanent character traits that never change in us for that life.  That make us from the moment we are born to the moment we die recognisable as us to anyone else.

It is where consciousness resides.

Yet another name for the personality [sigh……… so many synonyms] is the Ego.

For more details on the relationship between the Higher spirit and the Ego or Personality see Higher spirit and Personality.

There are very definite characteristics that make up our personality which are ‘turned on’ for some people and never surface in others.

We, as a person, are of course a composite of the Personality, the functions we have learnt, the temporary attributes we may have and the functions of the human being.  The overall impression we give will be this composite.

The Personality can also be defined by the following simple list.

Our personality is the big clue as to what our Destiny is, as our Personality is given to us to help fulfil our Destiny.   As a human being we get every function that every other human being gets, we are all exactly the same functionally, but every personality is different, this subtle aspect, the personality is what tells us Why we are here.

Our Personality matches our Destiny. The harder the Challenge set, the more likely it is that we will be given a set of attributes that match the challenge.  The hardest challenges of all bring forth what Emerson once called ‘men of character’.  But women of character also exist.  There are some born to be warriors, there are some born to be kind souls, whose Destiny is simply to be supportive to others.

From this comes the expression

                         KNOW THYSELF

If you know yourself you know your Destiny.

It is why astrology was so popular at the times mystics were a major part of our cultures.  They helped you find out about your Personality and thus determine your Destiny.  If you knew your Destiny and fulfilled it, then you had completed your job in the physical.

Everyone is unique, everyone was meant to be unique.  All of us are ‘special’.

Note:  Further information

1.  There is additional detail in the section on the relationship between the Higher spirit, Personality and Memory

2. There is a section on how Personality affects our Character

3.  There is a section on the way Personality affects our objectives and desires

4.  The section describing where all these Personality traits come from together with a lot of examples can be found in Intelligences and Personality

Observations

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