Earlier in the program, you learned that your thoughts, feelings, desires are simply the result of neural connections. Some neural pathways are stronger and better connected, leading to ‘default’ ways of thinking and behaving – your personality. Several of these neural configurations lead to specific ways of perceiving and interpreting the world and these can be combined in personality models. The models provide a framework for understanding yourself and we explore several of the most popular approaches.
We also look at who ‘you’ are. How do ‘you’ emerge from the neural connections? The answer is challenging but also exciting and reinforces one of the fundamental themes of this program: you can change.
The first video is an overview of the main approaches to personality and this is followed by a video on DISC, one of the most popular ‘Type’ personality models. Then we consider Temperaments, the foundations of personality.