In analyzing one-selves, people might recognize numerous personal characteristics and features. In general, they can be classified into two categories: nature and nurture.
In the former case, the emphasis is put on “default” personal features, features that were obtained biologically or naturally. These traits showcase something inborn and genetic, such as, for example, race, height, hair color, and other things that describe people’s biological makeup.
On the contrary, the latter case represents various personal features and traits obtained due to the external environment impact. People are social beings; thus, they are under the constant influence of the surrounding society. It shapes and molds personalities in the process of endless interactions between people’s inner and outer worlds.
For instance, family, school, college, or university environments generally serve as the most common defining factors in personality development. Overall, self-awareness derives from analyzing and understanding the intersection of nature and nurture.