Top Personality Development tips for Indian students

The frequent coined concept of Personality development is of great efficacy in relation to the today’s world, especially for the school and the college students that are yet to apply in for various reputed competitive universities for higher education or for them to sit into various job interviews post completion of their educational courses.
Therefore, the seeds of personality development are very much important to be sowed well before in time by not only the school teachers but also the parents of these children.

Before we dive into the topic Top Personality Development tips for Indian students we need to understand the role of our society and parents in the process of our personality development.


Yes, the behavior of the parents, relatives, the degree of control that parents exercise over the decisions of their children do have an influence over the personality formation of their children. The childhood days that entail varied experiences such as critical happenings in the surroundings do have a big impact over the personality formation of an individual.


So, the personality that you possess today has not evolved all of a sudden, rather it has taken years and are a result of varied factors that you were exposed to such as family behavior, Schooling, Society, Culture etc.
However, it is a debatable topic and a widely accepted fact that personality of an individual do change over a period of time but it cannot be disengaged completely from his/her childhood days or from their formative years of development.


Researches have proved that there is much more than the intelligence factor that an employer is searching within its prospective employee and personality is one of such factor that carries a lot of weight-age in this regard.

Here in the below paras we will discuss upon Top Personality Development tips for Indian students in detail to enable them to face challenges in a more prepared and a better manner in the professional manner.


1. What is Personality?

“Personality is what you seem to be, the visible aspect of one’s character.”

“Character is who you actually are from inside.” Personality is concerned with psychological/ inherent traits of an individual such as:

Thoughts, Emotions &Feelings- That are unique to any individual.

It also, entails the extrinsic attributes summed up over a period of time such as:

Appearance, Manners, Habits, Tastes, likes& preferences, Moral character etc.

2. What factors affect the personality development?

A. Factors solely related to “you”:

  • Biological/Heredity – Genetics, traits transfer from parents.
  • Physique– Appearance such as height, body type etc.

B.  Factors beyond your control:

  • Family– Behavior, attitude of parents, relatives etc., their degree of influence. 
  • School-The atmosphere at school, learning, behavior and attitude of teachers, influence etc.
  • Social &Cultural-The societal and cultural aspects such as values, traditions etc.

3. Why is Personality development important?:

  • Has an positive impact over your attitude and behavior in the long run.
  • Builds an element of differentiation and uniqueness in you.
  • Builds confidence in you and brings you recognition &acceptance in groups.
  • Has a great impact over your presentation skills.
  • Creates a positive impact over the prospective recruiter and raised your chances.
  • Will act as “success Mantra” in all aspects of life.
  • Will foster a desirable disciplined and an organized behavior in you.
  • Helps coping stress-Through free communication of ideas in confidence.

4. Big 5 Dimensions of personality theory-explained in easy:

  • What personality type do I have?
  • Why do I behave differently from others in different situations?

These are certain questions that we are sometime misconstrued/confused with and often struggle to find a solve to these questions.
Well your answers can be explained by the below Big 5 Personality traits theory.


Big 5 personality traits theory is a research work of an American psychologist D. W. Fiske (1949) and many other researchers who later improvised this theory such as Norman (1967), Smith (1967), Goldberg (1981), and McCrae & Costa (1987).
This theory tries to address the various questions of individuals related to their respective personality such as:

  • Why do people have different responses to a particular situation?
  • What personality type do I have?
  • What trait defines me to the greatest among-st the other 4 traits?

According to this theory every individual possess below 5 traits however the degree of  presence of each trait may be scaled from High to low for each trait.


1. Openness: This trait defines that how open minded, imaginative, insightful and challenge accepting an individual is.


Individuals scaled high on these traits tend to have following attributes:

  • Highly inquisitive, ever-learning attitude  
  • Adventurous
  • Creative attributes
  • Task oriented, challenge accepting

2. Conscientiousness: This trait tends to define that how disciplined and organized, goal directed an individual is.


Individuals scaled high on these traits tend to have following attributes:· 

  • They spend time in preparing for tasks
  • Finish the important tasks right away
  • Detail seekers
  • Enjoys having schedule

3. Extraversion: This trait defines that how social, excited, assertive or out going a person is.

Individuals scaled high on these traits tend to have following attributes:

  • Enjoy attention
  • Conversation Initiator 
  • Enjoys meeting people
  • Sociable& replies Spontaneously without thinking 

4. Agreeableness: This trait defines how hospitable, friendly, kind, affectionate, cooperative an individual is.

Individuals scaled high on these traits tend to have following attributes:

  • Feels empathy and concern for other people
  • Has a great deal of interest in other people
  • Enjoys helping and contributing to the happiness of other people

5. Neuroticism: This trait indicates the ability of a person to be balanced and stay stable, these traits tend to be characterized by emotions, moods etc.


Individuals scaled high on these traits tend to have following attributes:

  • Experience a lot of stress
  • Entrapped in worries
  • Feel anxious

So, you may take this big 5 traits personality test to find out your personality type and to explore the dominant and inferior traits within you.


5. How to work on my personality Development? (Especially for students) 

Personality development is a process that starts from the very childhood days of an individual, however as the individual grows and interacts with the outer world and comes across various situations in life it tends to form its leanings from these varied situations and the environment that it came in contact with.

However, there are many paid courses available on the various platforms over this aspect, but according me to there is no such need to spend money on these expensive courses as long as you you have a right attitude, self confidence and ability to continuously learn something really meaningful, however directions from various professionals can be sought if confuses.
Anyways, below are some tips that have identified by me during my student and professional journey that has helped me and shall help you too, so here I make the same public for you to benefit from these tips and tricks.

  1. Identify core strength areas and build over these areas.
  2. Inculcate daily reading habits and of meaningful content such as business articles, current affairs of the industry from reliable and credible sources and try and bring the facts learnt into daily conversation.
  3. Listen to business news channels, motivational entrepreneurs, top executives of the industry.
  4. Relate your strength to the relevant industry and build knowledge over the same industry.
  5. Develop a hobby or pursue an existing one, this will enable you to cope stress.
  6. Implement the gained learning into practice i.e. hands on experience, such as stock trading etc.
  7. Work on professional dressing is a must before you directly go in for an interview.
  8. Work on communication skills and presentation skills to be able to convey things in an intended manner.
  9. Being organized, disciplined, punctual.
  10. Being patient and a good listener.

Therefore, it is immensely important to pay attention towards your personality development and yes as it is rightly said “Rome was not built in a single day“, similar may be attributed to the concept of Personality development it takes years and dedicated and meaningful efforts to form a right developed personality.


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