Physical Education and Personality Development

What is your personality type?

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Ever wished your personality could just be better? Some professionals even your therapist tell you "fake it until you make it Thompson". You have tried to fake it and ended up being called two-faced because let's be honest you are not much of an actor. 

You can improve your personality with fitness and I will tell you just how both subjects are related. According to Burke, G. (1995), "physical development and physical education are strongly related. Responses to all dimensions of physical education are exhibited, interaction, communication, leadership, accommodation of ideas and differences of others; assimilation, and response to authority (pg. 1). I know you are thinking that assimilation to external cultures has proven to be damaging to one's personality and it is true. Sports and fitness do have positive and negative aspects.

It is important to know one's self and to educate one's self about the possible threats and favors of society but adequately adapt one's personality. Sports and fitness are tools when harnessed adequately could render effective.

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Dimensions of Physical Education

  • Fitness & Health
  • Games
  • Combatives
  • Aquatics
  • Nutrition
  • Track & Field
  • Gymnastics
  • Movements
  • Dance
  • Outdoor Pursuits


  1. Physical education is important in cognitive learning. It builds life skills for community living. It is important for your workout routine to be balanced, satisfying and challenging. 
  2. Physical education is capable of producing physically literate and mentally sound individuals competent to achieve, and display a sense of well-being as well as self-management, when faced with stress or pressures imposed by today's fast-paced life style, which has resulted from automation, and technological advances.
  3. Physical education is capable in developing physique, build strength, and fitness within the limits set by ancestry.
  4. Physical education creates numerous opportunities for socialization, and thus, helps to develop self-esteem and self-control.
  5. Physical education fosters discipline, competition, health, cooperation, fraternity, and the habit of living under public scrutiny, and desiring public approval. (ps. self-awareness is important; one must develop personality to shift negative attributes to a more positive one such as the constant need for approval from the public).