Personality development is a multi-dimensional concept, says expert

Transformation of one’s personality is possible only if he/she is a positive thinker and believes in his/her capabilities to turn an adversity into an advantage, opined Loyola English Language Teaching Centre Director P. Ramanujam.

Addressing MBA students of Krishna University as part of The Hindu Business Line On Campus BL Club Talk on their campus on Monday, Mr. Ramanujam gave some tips for personality development that were practicable. Making a power-point presentation on `Developing a winning personality with soft skills’, he said personality development was a multi-dimensional concept. Sharpening of each dimension makes a person better.

At the BL Club Talk sponsored by State Bank of Hyderabad, he said that emotional maturity made all the difference. Willingness to share, embracing new ideas along with inculcating good listening skills, coping with anger and developing an ability to work as a team member can initiate the process, the English professor said.

Establishing a link between creativity and self-confidence, he told students that creative thinking was looking something beyond vertical thinking and getting used to lateral thinking or looking at every problem from a new angle. Giving some tips for personality development, he said avoiding negative self-labelling, being a Bumblebee (not trying to be conscious of self-imposed limitations), and by resorting to positive self-talk the task is accomplished to a large extent.

State Bank of Hyderabad Vijayawada Region AGM Y. Satyanarayana said the management students needed to learn all aspects of savings and proper investment of spare amount available with them. “Bankers have started believing the average person in the country and the SBH was ready to lend upto Rs.10 lakh without any surety. I offered similar loan to Self Help Groups at Mallavolu Branch in Krishna District where we opened 41 branch on Monday, but the women SHG group members were unable to believe us,” he told them proudly.

The University Registrar D. Suryachandra Rao spoke high of The Hindu for promoting ethical values in journalism and providing some balanced news to the people, when every other paper was ladled.

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