What is mental health? When it comes to achieving what you desire, the first step is to take care of yourself. You cannot really accomplish anything huge, unless you are 100% alert and energetic. Modern life requires us to continually push the boundaries of our body and to promote our skills and emotional brain. Result: people react badly to these pressures, which become sources of stress. However, it depends on knowing how to control the whole situation. The many emotional mental health issues can definitely be overcome. In addition, many specialists help treat issues across the world.

Mental health can be described as the ability of an individual to create a balance of his activities in relation to his psychological wellbeing in order to enjoy life. It is a state where every individual is able to realize his capabilities and limitations to cope up with the normal stress that life may bring. Although there is no clear definition of mental health, it merely pertains to how an individual perform around other individuals or how he can work efficiently and productively.

The state of mental health of every individual bears a heavy weight on his overall performance. In order for him to be at an optimum level of productivity, his inward state of thought must be aligned and satisfied by the things he do outside of his self. A positive thought can lead to better understanding of ones self and tailors the personality to perform better academically or socially. It also affects how an individual behaves in a relationship.

Mental health and personality go hand-in-hand. It has adverse effect on each other.  Our personality begins to develop during our early days as a child and establish characteristics influenced by environmental factors that surround us. It affects health by instilling habits that could lead to positive or negative behavior that would manifest later in life. A good upbringing can lead to the shaping of personality through Conscientious development especially when it is reinforced in schools. Conscientiousness is a key factor in the molding of our personality traits.

Personality gives us our unique distinction with other people. It is passed on to us genetically by our parents, or is molded into us by our environmental adaptive experiences. This further give way to the formation of our character through cognitive, emotional and behavioral structures learned from experience. These character and personality traits constantly change as we grow throughout life. It is susceptible though, to external factors such as socio-political structures and culture.

Proper formation of personality with positive mental health prevents an individual from negative activities and is more prone to be goal oriented. A good personality is devoid of distractibility, irregularity and mood swings. He is more likely to encourage focus, adaptability and persistence, a far cry from a person suffering from a mental or personality disorder.

There are many other factors that help shape personality. Social interaction can also influence personality development. As a child you are hammered by moral values and principles that you would purposely carry for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, when you are exposed to other environmental or social factors such as peers or schools, you acquire added traits you gained through them. When you are raised to have positive values and inclination for success, you carry on the positive values and influence other activities you do with such a belief. On the contrary, when you constantly fail, you are also branded a failure, which gives a negative influence on the way you live. You will perceive everything as difficult, or hard or unachievable.

Altogether, a good personality development is not only limited to good mental health. Parenting plays a very essential role in shaping up your identity during your formative years as a child. What you learn and acquire through positive upbringing, can take you to better state of living and wellbeing.


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