“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins
“Personality is never about being like ‘this’ or like ‘that’ or being like him or like her – NO! Once you try to even be ‘like something’ you are merely a photocopy – a clone if you must. Personality is being YOU, YOU and not being anyone else.” – Arnav Sibal
With my post on Ego, I end the first chapter of the Intellect Files (You can see it in the Archives section on my blog’s home page).
The reason I ended with Ego is because It is one of the last points of an Individual that ties the threads of Individuality, Nobility, Dedication, Perspective, Judgement, Conscience and ultimately – One’s Personality. Now – one’s personality is merely one among many others. And together, these personalities compose a society. No matter how hard you try, you can never leave it. Even outcasts are a part of society. How? Note the line: An outcast OF society. He is a loner but he is still a part of society – he’s merely another personality.
I believe that no matter how independent one tries to become, they can never be too independent to not require it. Personality can be defined as the qualities that define a person’s character. And what are these qualities? They are the aspects which I have talked to you about.
So the sum up is this: Of these eleven odd threads – Personality is formed. Some may disagree and say that – NO, there are so many more points, but I believe that these are the base materials. The rest of the topics such as hobbies, interests and such are mere touch ups of colour and brightness but the true definition lies within the points that I have talked about in my previous posts. Just like while giving exams – better the definition – better the marks. I say that when these aspects have been properly integrated and have been formed well, then the definition of one’s character makes him/her stand out as an idol – not someone to become like- but someone to learn from.
So when your personality is well defined and your character is well moulded, you stand in good stead in society and you are respected as a person – not by who your father or grandfather or any relative is – but you are respected for who YOU are.
With that, I close this chapter and open another: Society.
Till then folks!