The course focuses on how personality develops, how it is shaped, and the factors that are involved in making us who we are. When looking at the historical accounts of where and how the first concepts of personality emerged, it is possible to see that these ideas of characters extends back to Ancient Greece and the Greek philosophers. In addition, the role cultural factors such as religion, cultural teachings, as well as experience and genetics will be examined with regards to their influence on the development and shaping of personality. Theories of personality including the psychoanalytic, neo-analytic, biological aspects, cognitive aspects, behavioral approaches, and trait theory will be introduced and critically analyzed.