Psychology as well as sociology have been digging into the world of personality traits and have come up with remarkable outputs. In-depth analysis has taken place over the course of the last century to further streamline the various personality traits associated with mankind. Hundreds of research articles have been written regarding the different characteristics associated with man. Human psyche is a phenomenal domain that provides an intricate understanding of the inner characteristics of good and bad. One of the most powerful components associated with mankind is the affable characteristic.
Difference scholars have segmented the characteristics into different buckets and traits. Universities and colleges across the world are still studying the exuberant, affectionate, gracious, elusive, and moral characteristics of man that play a very important part in the social and moral fabric of society. Some of the most eminent universities of United States of America are currently busy in understanding the different characteristics of politeness versus rudeness. The objective of all of these research and publications is to differentiate how and why people react in different manners irrespective of the same sequences and scenarios. Some studies state that people are born well and other studies elaborate on the factor that good upbringing and a healthy environment play a pivotal role. Different models have been created and are currently in use to further prosper and hone the environment and the overall individuals. It is the objective of all societies to have more moral, helpful, sociable, affectionate, generous, and forgiving people within societies. Being affectionate and responsible is the key to any social reform.
One of the most researched and evaluated characteristic is “affability”. “Affability” primarily means: pleasant and easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite. It is the mannerism in which people become friendly and polite to others. Approachable, gentle, and compassionate are other meanings that has been given to the word “affable”. According to certain psychiatrists, “affability” is more of a social phenomenon and more of an inbred personality trait than just a random and whimsical moment. Research and studies over the last 10 years verify and substantiate this phenomenon. People who are “affable” are not performing this particular characteristic once every so often but rather are a part of their personal philosophy of life.
Personality philosophy is now the new buzz word in the world of characteristic segmentation and data mining of personality ingredients. Personality philosophy stems from creating images, formulas, algorithms and models based upon a comprehensive analysis of a person throughout a certain and large amount of time, experiences, and scenarios. No one-shot is referred to as a conclusion of person’s personality. One emphasis in personality psychology is on trying to create a coherent picture of a person and all his or her major psychological processes. Another emphasis views personality psychology as the study of individual differences. Irrespective of how one perceives and agrees with these philosophies, these philosophies work together in full momentum and force.
The study of personality and human characteristics can be classified into the following categories:
- Emotional stability - this refers to the science of emotions being the harbinger and centripetal force for driving home decisions. Emotions are the key element in all activities and create the reactions.
- Agreeableness – this refers to the science of being polite, generous and understanding.
- Conscientiousness - this refers to the science of being practical and not judgmental and most of is capable adding reasoning into all decisions.
- Openness – this refers to the science of being liberal, open to new ideas and thoughts. Ability to see life and scenarios through the eyes of others.
All of these specific categories have been extensively studied and have a considerable amount of empirical data associated with them. But the most inquisitive of all the researches has been the understanding and comprehension of being affable. How does one become ordained into this philosophy? How is this characteristic embedded as a child? Can an adult undergo change into this new mindset irrespective of these prior outcomes? How long does the state last? Do certain people have these characteristics whereas others do not?
Advantages of being Affable
Affability is a characteristic that needs to be imbedded into the daily roots of mankind. They are several main advantages of being affable in nature. Firstly, one eludes friendliness and gets a reciprocation that is enjoyed as well as appreciated by the common masses. Being friendly allows people to actually make more friends rather than enemies. Secondly, people who are affable tend to be more healthy and responsive to positive scenarios. They do not rush into the negativity of things.
People with a specific characteristic often find themselves appreciated and respecting others. It is the mannerism of life that multiplies by just a simple parting of a smile. Thirdly, the outcomes of many affable experiences are agreements that have been beneficial for all parties.
Disadvantages of being Affable
The society has turned more vicious and less prone to forgiveness. People, communities and countries including different races believe in the domain that one should be supreme in nature. Certain psychologists also believe that one cannot be too friendly to many people. Being over friendly or not taking the right precautions gives an opportunity to others to completely play you over. Unreal expectations are then built and fostered along the way. Being too friendly and affable can lead to some dire consequences.
Scientists and psychologists both agree that people need to be caution in terms of whom they approach and how they react to different sequences of events. Being affable to almost everyone has led to some horrifying incidents. This is especially true in case of children who do not know the difference between good and bad or that their judgment has not been honed to a point where they can tell a stranger from a relative. Children are often lured into this scheme by kidnappers playing the affable game.
Not only children, but also young adults are at the disadvantage of being taken for granted when their affable nature eludes then from practical realities of life. This is particularly true when they can not fully gauge business environments that are naïve, sensitive, assisting or completely deceitful.
Another major and possibly dangerous disadvantage is a 360 degree rotation of the affable adult into that of a bitter person. For the feeling of being taken for granted and the realization of being manipulated can create bitterness within the affable personality. This is turn can give rise to a realm of a negative outlook into every sphere of relationships and life in general.