| Published: June 25, 2016
Comprehensive Analysis of Personality- An Ayurvedic Perspective
Study of Personality has been a fascinating experience for Psychologists and researchers worldwide. Although Personality has been studied in a number of ways, the focus to unveil the complexities of human mind and behaviour with a single theory persists. Some theories explain the basic origins and makeup of personality, whereas others focuses on specific issues like influence of gene on Personality and how people differ in their behaviour according to varying situations in life. As the Western psychological concepts and methods are not found very relevant with respect to different cultures; the need for developing indigenous Psychological assessment is recognised and the concept of Prakriti from Ayurveda-the Indian medical wisdom is emphasised here. Ayurveda- the Science of Life has unique method of classifying human population based on individual constitution called Prakriti. This classification indicates constitution-physiological strength, weaknesses, mental nature and susceptibility to diseases. Charaka Samhitha, Ayurvedic classical text phrases how hereditary factors, intrauterine environment, post natal factors and socio cultural components influences Prakriti .This paper focuses on analysing studies of Personality made in the field of Psychology and to explore Ayurvedic Prakriti – a multidimensional approach to study different facets of human personality and its application in governing of health.
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© 2016 I B Menon
Received: April 12, 2016; Revision Received: May 21, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016