Mind and its role in personality defects

Structure and function of the mind

During a conversation with friends, if someone cracks a joke why do you laugh ? You laugh because at that time, your mind obtains happiness. This part of the mind is known as the conscious mind. The mind has another part that is known as the subconscious mind. There are many good and bad sanskars (Subconscious impressions) on the subconscious mind. Due to this, the mind keeps getting thoughts, which are expressed through conduct and speech. Our temperament is determined by behaviour & speech. If a person lends his things to his friends, he is said to be helpful. If he loses his temper on the smallest of issues, he is said to be short-tempered. If a person forgets little errands he is told to do then he is said to be forgetful.

The subconscious mind is 9 times bigger than the external mind. From this, we can imagine how important its role must be. It plays a major role in the development of our personal traits. Good or bad sanskars are imprinted on our minds knowingly or unknowingly through parents, relatives, neighbours, teachers and society. Such sanskars, which are imprinted unknowingly, create sanskar kendras (Centre of impressions) in the subconscious mind such as centres of likes-dislikes, desires, temperament etc. Bigger the sanskar kendra, stronger is the effect of that sanskar on the mind. The thought that comes to the mind is being expressed through our behaviour or talk. The impression of sanskars that are created knowingly get imprinted on the external mind initially and later after a period of time, it gets imprinted directly on the subconscious mind.

A person may have personality defects from birth itself. A person may be timid or selfish from birth itself, for example, despite his name being Ranvir (Valiant) he could still be timid! A person’s attitude is influenced by personality defects. If good sanskars are inculcated in a person, he becomes virtuous; conversely, if bad sanskars are inculcated, he becomes immoral.

Personality Defects Removal Process

A lot of incidents leading to mental stress and unhappiness are generated in the lives of the people who have many personality defects. Hence, such people are depressed and unhappy. Besides, the harm caused to them can be understood from some examples given below, both in their work life as well as personal life

  • Reduction in self-confidence
  • Becoming introverted and selfish
  • Becoming irritable and short-tempered
  • Greater possibility of these people becoming addicts
  • Living in bad company and begin to steal, become hooligans, etc.

Personality defect removal (PDR) means getting rid of one’s personality defects.The process of personality defect removal is a specific process, methodically and consistently implemented to overcome personality defects.

Importance of personality defects removal

A. Enables us to lead a happy and ideal life

There are various harmful effects caused by personality defects such as laziness, being disorganized, being arrogant, finding faults in others, etc. In short, personality defects make life unhappy and depressing. Implementing the PDR process helps bring control over personality defects and leads to development of virtues; hence, life becomes happy and ideal.

B. Enables personality development in the true sense

For personality development & making it ideal, many people adopt various measures such as higher education, acquiring skills in a favourite field, studying different languages, answering competitive examinations, body-building through exercise and play. In reality, true personality development takes place when personality defects such as fear, inability to converse and not thinking about others are overcome. Only a personality that is free of such defects can impress a person he/she deals with or society. Hence, for personality development,overcoming personality defects is essential.

C. Enables us to face difficult situations in life easily

Many people get psychologically disturbed in difficult situations.The PDR process makes the mind strong, improves concentration and activates the power of discrimination. It enables a person to remain firm in a difficult situation and prevents the mind from inappropriate or impulsive actions.

D. Enables us to remain in the forefront in today’s competitive age

Implementation of the PDR process saves mental energy from being spent on unnecessary aspects. It results in optimal utilisation of the individual’s ability, thereby enabling him to remain ahead in today’s competitive age.

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