What do we mean by personality?
Psychologists differed greatly in defining personality until the number of personality definitions reached forty.
And some researchers define it as (the set of physical, mental, emotional and social characteristics that appear in the social relationships of a particular individual and distinguish him from others)
Why care about personality?
Because of the global inverted reality, where man lives a stranger isolated from the depths of himself, and lives oppressed for the sake of the material milieu in which he lives.
The greater salvation of humanity will only be through the spiritual and mental growth of the human being, the improvement of himself and his better management, and not in the development of limited resources that are threatened with perdition.
personal development does not require money, capabilities, or complex thinking, but the need lies in solid will and strong determination.
The experiences of previous nations teach us that the best way to confront the outside and its difficult pressures are to strengthen the interior, reform oneself, and acquire new habits. Then come victory and empowerment.
What terms of character development?
Do not forget your highest goal
We mean that the higher goal that transcends the material interests and worldly goals, and the Muslim does not face a problem in defining the greater goal in his existence, but the problem lies in drowning in the details and complexities of life, and thus our sense of the goal becomes weak and monotonous, which makes his generation of transformative energy does not reach the level Feasible for self-development.
Convinced in the necessity of change
“Many people think that his current situation is good and acceptable, or that it is not the worst in any case, and some of them believe that his conditions are bad and his capabilities are limited, and therefore what he is in cannot be changed !! And the truth is that when a person aspires to excel himself and overcome the difficulties before him, he will find that the possibilities for improvement are open to him, whatever his circumstances…
Sense of responsibility
When a person feels the enormity of the trust entrusted to him, boundless horizons open up for him to take the initiative to do something. People are nothing but born of a dulled sense of responsibility for anything !!
Solid will and strong determination
It is a condition for every change, but a condition for every steadfastness and integrity, and in this context, the (athlete) gives us a wonderful model in the will to continue, as he is training to gain fitness and strength in his muscles, and until slouching does not happen, he must continue training, and so the development of personality is nothing but continuation In the acquisition of new good habits.
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What are the principles of personal development?
Personality development at the individual level:
Pivoting around a principle
If a person wants to live according to his principles, and besides that, he wants to achieve his interests to the maximum, then he is trying to combine two opposites !! ,
He is often obliged to sacrifice one of them so that the other’s affairs are straightforward for him. Principles throughout history have proven that they can win again and again and that whoever loses his principles loses himself, and whoever loses himself cannot be said to have gained anything after that !!
Preserving the overall picture.
“The Islamic approach to character building is based on comprehensiveness and integration in all dimensions, and it is not strange to see those who are miraculously drawn towards one of the axes and leave the rest of them without the slightest concern
In order not to lose the overall image in our personalities, we must do two things:
Always looking outside of ourselves for comparison with the general social context
Permanent consideration of the extent of our self-service in achieving our overall goals
The drops of water when they accumulate eventually form a sea, just as atoms of sand form a mountain, as well as good deeds, when they accumulate, make a person a great man, and experience has shown that the best way to refine a person’s personality is to adhere to specific small habits and behaviors, such as cutting himself off to read in Today, part of the Qur’an, or he walks for half an hour, whatever the circumstances and the atmosphere. Let the commitment be within the energy and be strict.
Doing what is now possible
We always have to assume that we haven’t reached the bottom yet, and the worst may be on the way! This makes a person seize opportunities and not be preoccupied with the doors that have closed, and you must think that improvement may occur in our conditions, but we do not know when it will be, and this does not mean that we wait until our conditions improve, but rather let our slogan always be: (Do what is possible now)
We should have a set of Minor Commandments that define the way we go about our daily movement and also fixed principles:
- Always seek to please God.
- Invoke the righteous intention in a permissible act.
- Do not argue with your privacy.
- Success at home first.
- Maintain your physical fitness, and do not quit the habit of sports, whatever the circumstances.
- Do not compromise your honor or dignity.
- Listen to both parties before making a judgment.
- To consult people with experience.
- stand up for your absent brothers.
- Easy to succeed under you.
- Always have short interim goals.
- Save some of your income for emergencies.
- Submit your motivations to your principles.
- upgrade a skill every year.
Personal development in relation to others:
Within each of us, there is a force that pushes him out constantly. We ask others to appreciate our circumstances, to understand our situations and to feel our feelings, but few people ask for this request from himself, few of them appreciate the feelings of others and understand their demands. The father who wants his son To be righteous is required to be a compassionate father first, and the neighbor who wants his neighbors to help him must give them aid and so on … Let our slogan be: (The beginning is with me …)
We often need to express our appreciation and love for others indirectly that others understand, the non-verbal signals that represent the patient’s office, or offering a helping hand in a crisis or a bouquet on an occasion, or even forgiving a slip are often more severe and deeper in the soul Humanity, and there is no doubt that this matter needs knowledge, practice and practice to master it …
How beautiful it is for a person to choose from among his brothers someone who has a brother upon whom he can rely on hardships, appoint him at the time of adversity, and reveal to him what is in himself, so that the supplies of affliction fall with him as a result of this short distance that brings their hearts closer together, and a person desperately needs these, as some studies have proven that Those who lose someone they trust and close to them are more prone to depression. Indeed, some forms of mental disorder arise from a person facing great hardships and difficulties without anyone who supports him, so if a person finds that close brother, he should have good intercourse with him, fulfill his rights, and forgive his mistakes.
Recognition and appreciation
Symbolic sayings: Every person is born with a sign that says:
(Please make me feel important),
Whenever contact occurred between people, they transmitted a silent message between them saying:
(Please acknowledge my being, do not pass me by without caring),
A person, no matter how brilliant, brilliant, and successful he is, remains eager to know how people think of him.
Encouragement often leads to an exploding of the ummah’s best potential.
This was the action of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, when he described his companions with characteristics that distinguish them from others.
Discovering the features that people possess requires a kind of physiognomy and creativity, and before that, attention.
Prepare yourself to work in a team
The reality testifies that we live in a world in which there is an increase in reliance on groups in the completion of work, due to the complexity of tasks in the same work, and until the level of performance and productivity rises at work. Individually, if they work in a committee or group, they record negative and discouraging results, and the effect of that on the nation’s renaissance is extremely bad !! And for a person to be qualified to work in a team, he needs to be training in several things, including:
- Good listening and listening to others’ points of view.
- Understand both the nature of work and its role in that work.
- Understand the psychological and cultural background of the members of the group with which he cooperates.
- Ensuring that the group members must consult in every aspect of the joint work that needs a decision.
- Admitting a mistake and trying to learn from it.
- Not to take any action that would make his colleagues misunderstand him.
- Not to divulge business secrets or talk about things that are not within his competence.
- The initiative to correct any mistake made by any member of the team, according to the etiquette of advice.
- Bearing what happens in terms of transgressions and abuses by individuals, and calculating that with God Almighty.
- If he is unable to continue within the team, he must separate them with kindness and cover up the mistakes.