Swayam Central

Personality Development

By Dr. Sweta Metha   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University
This course covers various dimensions and importance of effective   personality. It helps understand personality traits and formation and vital contribution in the world of business. Also the course makes the students aware about the various dynamics of personality development. 

The course aims to cause a basic awareness about the significance of soft skills in professional and inter-personal communications and facilitate an all-round development of personality. Hard or technical skills help securing a basic position in one's life and career. 

But only soft skills can ensure a person retain it, climb further, reach a pinnacle, achieve excellence, and derive fulfilment and supreme joy. Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness and effective communication skills.

Learners enrolled: 8821


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 05 Aug 2019
End Date : 29 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 11 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate


    Week 1 : Define Personality, Determinants of Personality Development, Perception – Definition, Perceptual Process
    Week 2 : Factors of Association – Relationship, Personality Traits, Developing Effective Habits, Emotional Intelligence
    Week 3 : Motivation, Introspection, Self-Assessment, Self-Appraisal & Self-development, Sigmund Freud Id, Ego & SuperEgo
    Week 4 : Self Esteem and Maslow, Self Esteem & Erik Erikson, Mind Mapping, Competency Mapping & 360 Degree Assessment,
                      Types of Personalities – Introvert, Extrovert & Ambivert person, Effective Communication & Its key aspects
    Week 5 : Assertiveness, Decision making skills, Conflict: Process & Resolution, Leadership & Qualities of Successful Leader
    Week 6 : Interpersonal Relationship, Personality – Spiritual journey beyond management of change, Good manners & Etiquettes,
                      Effective Speech, Understanding Body language, projective positive body language
    Week 7 : Attitude - Concept -Significance -Factors affecting attitudes – Positive attitude–Advantages –Negative attitude-Disadvantages –
                      Ways to develop    positive attitude, Carl Jung ‘s contribution to personality development theory
    Week 8 : Stress Management: Introduction, Causes, stress management techniques,
                      Time management: Importance of time management, Techniques of time management, Time management styles.


    1. Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey 
    2. You Can Win – Shiv Khera 
    3. Three Basic Managerial Skills For All – Hall Of India Pvt  Ltd New Delhi 
    4. Hurlock Elizabeth B Personality Development Tata Mcgraw Hill New Delhi 
    5. Understanding Psychology: By Robert S Feldman. ( Tata McGraw Hill Publishing) 
    6. Personality Development and Career management: By R.M.Onkar (S Chand Publications) 
    7. Social Psychology: By Robert S Feldman. ( Tata McGraw Hill Publishing) 
    8. Mcgrath Eh Basics Management Skills For All Printish Hall Of India Pvt Ltd New Delhi 
    9. Wehtlel David A and Kin S Kemerron – Developing Managerial Skills – Pearson Education New Delhi. 
    10. Essentials of Business Communication - Rajendra Pal and J. S. Korlhalli - Sultan Chand & Sons, New Delhi.  
    11. Business Communication (Principles, Methods and Techniques) Nirmal Singh - Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 
    12. Effective Business Communication – H.Murphy.


    Dr. Sweta Metha is working as Asst. Professor in Chintamanrao Institute of Management Development and Research, Sangli.

    She has 17 years of teaching management subjects at PG and UG level. 

    She teaches Marketing Management, Finance Management and some of the general management subjects. 

    She has completed her PhD from Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 2013.

    She has been associated with Educational Multi Media Research Centre (EMMRC), University of Pune as a subject expert and prepared and presented audio, visual lectures for management subjects.

    Event management is her passion and she has organized various innovative events for management students. 


    30% for in Course Assessment and 70% of end-term Proctored Exam