Importance Of Personality Development In The Growth And Development Of Students.

You must have been to parties, get-togethers etc. Have you ever noticed that there are some people who are surrounded by lots of friends all the time and there are others who sit in the corner of the room having a drink alone? The difference between these two groups is mainly because of their different characters, thoughts and different personalities. Personality is a blend of temperament, emotions, principles and behavior. Personality is developed right from the very beginning of a child’s life. This personality is later moulded , based on the impact of various positive and negative factors in life. However, the significance of this understanding is that, you can always keep on improving your personality. In other words, if you feel that there are some features in your personality that need to be worked on upon, then it can be done.


Personality Development is a tool through which you bring out your capabilities and your strengths making yourself aware of your inner self and become more confident to face the outside world.


As far as students are concerned, effective personality development programme can help the students to face and meet the challenges of the outside world more effectively and efficiently. At the same time making it easier for them to climb up the complicated corporate ladder more smoothly.


Specific skills to be developed and implemented in higher institutions of learning are:

Communication skills.

Thinking and problem solving skills.

Team spirit.

Life long learning.

Entrepreneur skills.

Ethics, morals and professionalism.

Leadership skills.


Each of the above skills comprise of several sub-skills. It can be observed that education is an essential tool for achieving sustainability. We all realized that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education and training are the key elements to move our society towards sustainability. Only a quality future human capital can envision development of its nation to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, inculcation of soft skills amongst the students will be two prongs, to produce quality human capital and to develop their knowledge, understanding, values and skills as well.



First step towards perfect personality development is to be honest to yourself . You need to analyse yourself and evaluate your existing personality. This will help you understand your shortcomings. Some important features of Personality development are:





Good health



Open mindedness


It is not easy to train yourself and achieve above features in a day or two. You need to work hard. Take each quality one at a time and try to practice it in your daily life.

Nobody in this world is perfect. But if you wish to grow in your life, you need to make yourself shine by polishing your character and behavior. Remember only practice can make a man perfect and help in transforming a personality into the one that can succeed in every aspect of life.




Some students are mastery oriented; they readily seek challenges and pour effort in to them. Others are not. There is no relation between students’ abilities or intelligence and the development of mastery oriented qualities. Some of the very brightest students avoid challenges, dislike effort and wilt in the face of difficulty. And some of the less bright students are go getters, thriving on challenge, persisting intensely when things get difficult and accomplishing more than you expected.


Being mastery oriented is about having the right mind set. It is not about how smart you are. However, having the mastery oriented mind set will help students become more able over time.




Students who are mastery oriented think about learning, not about proving how smart they are. When they experience a setback, they focus on effort and strategies instead of worrying that they are incompetent.


This leads directly to what teachers can do to help the students become more master oriented. Teachers should focus on students’ efforts and not on their abilities. When students succeed, teachers should praise their effort or their strategies, not their intelligence.


When students fail, teachers should also give feedback about their effort or strategies-what the student did wrong and what he or she could do now. This is a key ingredient in creating mastery oriented students. In other words, teachers should help students value effort. Too many students think effort is only for the inept. Yet sustained effort over time is the key to outstanding achievement.


Teachers should teach students to relish a challenge. Rather than praising students for doing well on easy tasks, they should convey that doing easy task is a waste of time. They should transmit the joy of confronting a challenge and of struggling to find strategies that work.


Finally, teachers can help students focus on and value learning. Too many students are hung up on grades and on proving their worth through grades. Grades are important but learning is more important.


Motivation should play a major role. Motivation is often more important than your initial ability in determining whether you succeed in the long run. in fact, many creative geniuses were not born that way. They were often fairly ordinary people who became extraordinarily motivated.


These are the greatest gifts which can be given to students by teachers.