Personality is the sum of a person’s individual characteristics that make him/her unique. (Adams et al, 2010) A person’s personality determines how they react in certain situations, their general mood and the consistency of it and their emotions. Personality can affect many aspects of sport right from the selection process because as well as raw talent, coaches need performers to have good mentality to be able to reach their required potential.
There are four main personality theories, these are the different ideas behind where individuals get there personalities from. I will explain three of …show more content…
In my opinion this theory can have a positive effect on Athletes as proven by David Beckham. The pressure of being the “only hope” can cause an athlete to excel in many ways and this may be due to a rush of adrenaline or athletes being at the peak of their mental toughness although some athletes can’t cope with such pressure. This can cause negative effects on their performance when athletes “crumble under pressure” Therefore I am torn whether this theory has a positive or negative effect on athletes.
Personality type A
There are said to be two different personality types, Type A and B. People with a type A personality are said to be those who do not cope well under stress and lack patience and tolerance. These people are said to be restless, aggressive, competitive, often feel