Even if your child is doing well in adolescence (ages 8 to 12), you should be aware of the impact of individual differences on adolescence and puberty. It is individual differences in all parts and components of personality that make us unique to others. Recognizing individual differences is essential to early detection of mental and physical disorders as well as helping children develop and develop their abilities. In this article, we will give a brief overview of the famous “Big Five” test and provide tips on raising children.
In psychology, individual differences mean differences in the characteristics of one person with others, such as attitudes and tendencies, values, self-confidence, rate of cognitive development (development of children’s brain ability to process information, language learning, perceptual skills, etc.) and extent Compatibility. Throughout history, the psychological sciences have ignored individual differences by focusing on “average behavior” (most people’s behavior or custom). For example, we all know that puberty symptoms in girls (on average) appear around the age of 10.5. This information is certainly important, but it is also important to consider the differences between individuals in reaching puberty. Some girls reach puberty very early and some too late! Psychologists have found that both conditions (precocious or late puberty) have a profound effect on girls’ future. If we ignore individual differences (and focus only on average behavior), we are ignoring vital information about children’s development.
What individual differences does your child experience during adolescence?
Individual differences are often studied as a subset of “personality development.” Psychologists have collected a great deal of data on personality differences. For example, individual differences in the personality traits of the “Big Five” test (the famous personality test that identifies the five main personality traits) first appear in adolescence.
In the following, we will examine these 5 personality traits and their role in individual differences.
What are the top five personality factors?
Does your child show responsibility or hard work as a teenager? Is he punctual or is he always late? Does he / she do his / her homework without your permission?
Does your child have good social relationships during adolescence? Is it enjoyable for others to be with him? Is he warm-hearted and compassionate? Collaborate and help with others?
3. Welcome the experience
Does your child fantasize about adolescence? Is he very creative? Is he flexible, curious or adventurous? Does your child enjoy listening to new music, learning new things, eating new foods, or moving to new places? Does he welcome daily diversity in life and seek new things?
Does your child regularly experience emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression, and remorse during adolescence? High levels of neuroticism mean weakness in responding to stress, fear of experience, or frustration in everyday situations. Is your child involved with these issues?
Does your child get energy from being around others as a teenager? This feature (extraversion) is the opposite of introversion, in which a person receives energy by being alone.
How does pre-adolescent psychology help your child grow and develop?
The study of individual differences, in general, is useful both in understanding the similarities of individuals and in understanding their differences. By considering individual differences, the best understanding of the diverse range of human behaviors can be obtained.
The source of common differences can also be understood by studying individual differences. It is possible to find out which warning signs should be involved in the process of children’s lives. For example, by observing some individual differences, learning disabilities can be realized.
In 2014, a study was conducted on 12-year-old twins. The aim of this study was to discover the main causes of individual differences in humans. Are individual differences inherited or acquired? The researchers also carefully examined the arguments of the litigants. This study recommends that you allow your child to experiment as much as possible during adolescence. In this way, he can discover his inner desire and innate desire for different skills.
Do not impose pre-selected approaches and the same formats of “average” (customary) behavior models on your children. [مثل اتفاقی که برای دههٔ شصتیها رخ داده است.] Let your teen choose, manage, and create his or her own favorite experiences and environments during adolescence. This means that every child should be educated according to their own circumstances. Look for a personalized approach that fits your child’s characteristics. Encourage your child to pursue his or her own preferences and interests, interests that best match his or her individual differences.