Having a happy personality

@maximax8 (28958)
United Kingdom
March 19, 2010 7:16am CST
Some children are happy all the time and even if she falls off her bike she still smiles. As she grows up she will enjoy school and always will have plenty of friends. When she starts work all the colleagues will like her. One child grew up with a miserable father and when he went to school he was quite sad. He finds work boring now he is grown up. Is is sensible to have a happy outlook on life? How does a child's upbringing make him or her into a happy person?
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
a child's upbringing usually forms the foundation of his/her personality. if the child grew up from a loving home, she is usually responsible, caring and loving. if she is raised neglected, she becomes rebellious, wreckless and irresponsible. That is how important a parent is to her children... The home they make, the love they render forms the future generation, whether they would be able to contribute for the betterment of the society or for the worse. having a positive and happy outlook in life would surely be an advantage...
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@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
A child who grow up into a loving family will have a happy personality. They knew they were loved by the people around them that is why they are confident and live a stressful life. Everything is provided for them and they are sheltered, loved and taken care of. It's the good and excellent upbringing of the child that have a big impact on their personality. If a child lived a lonely and miserable life they will grow up with less confidence to face their peers. They always feel incompetent,inadequate and has low confidence with themselves. Then life for this type of person is full of sadness and loneliness. Thus making them withdrawn.
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
Hello maximax, I think the child's environment while he grows up plays a big factor on his / her personality. If he can see that his parents are very loving, have a happy outlook in life, the child will also grow up loving and happy. A child who is well loved by his family will grow as a better person compared to a child who grew up in a family that neglects him.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
23 Mar 10
How does a child's upbringing make him or her into a happy person? I do believe that childhood really effects the way we perceive life, the way that we look at life. A happy childhood is essential to have a positive outlook on life. A child who suffers abuse, neglect, will have difficulty later on in life. I am teaching a particular student who had a terrible childhood, saw his father almost strangling his mother... So you can imagine what type of outlook he has towards life. He is angry at society. He is tough to handle. On the other hand his brother who is almost the same age ( a year younger) has a totally different character from him. He is kind hearted and ready to help others. They are from the same womb, experienced the same horrible childhood experiences but have totally different outlook towards life.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
22 Mar 10
Of course it is sensible to have a happy outlook! If you grow up in an environment where the philosphy is that the glass is half full you will always perceive things in a positive light and have no reason to be unhappy.
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Mar 10
Having a happy outlook on life is the key to becoming popular when you are a child, which usually leads into success as an adult in all areas of life as well. A child's upbringing can determine their fate in life for sure, some go along with how they were brought up and end up the same people virtually as their parents, whether good or bad. Others who have had an unpleasant upbringing use this anger as motivation to become a better person and go on to achieve great things. My personal example is that I grew up in a home where there was never any show of positive emotion, love or affection. This disturbed me as a child and I have sworn to myself all these years that I would never be like that. I make sure I hug and kiss my kids, play games with them and openly show affection for my wife in front of them. I always aim to be open and honest with my kids too, which my parents were never with me.
@clipsal (160)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 10
Of course it is always a good thing to have a happy outlook on life. Whenever I am unhappy, I try to divert my mind by keeping myself busy. I do clean my cupboard,s arrange my clothes, dust etc. Many a time I sit surfing on net so that by sliding here & there my mood changes and I also come to know many new things.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
20 Mar 10
If the kid's upbringing makes for his or her disposition and personality, then I think my kids have it rough. I don't consider myself having a happy disposition. In fact, I'm pretty moody and I think I have a foul mood more often. And if it's related to one's sign or horoscope, then my eldest is really going to be like me because we have the same birthday. I do wish my kids happiness.
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
19 Mar 10
I belive a child must get plenty of love to reflect happiness in his future. We must let our child to swim in love. love only from parents is not enough. love from neighboure; love from friends; love from relations. I was able to get plenty of love in my childhood. Now I am an owner of a smiling face. Nowadays I am going through a lot of problems. But nobody can read my mind. All my friends and neighbours are thinking that I am a happy woman. I dip my children in a bucket full of love daily. I hope making children (not only my own children) happy is a task for me because, I must reflect the love which I was able to get in my childhood.
19 Mar 10
I think if a child grows up in a happy childhood they will be tend to grow up and be happy alot.
@ayebelle (368)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
I born as a happy person. Yeah im one of those like what you said even she falls off her bike she still smiles. I always smile to everyone I know. My friends asked me sometime If i know how to get mad cus they didnt even see me in a bad mood and i answered of course i am I'm not perfect. But i prefer to hide those tears whenever i'm sad. So i just keep it to myself. But you know to whom you can expect very much from them like that person don't have a problem in life cus she always smiles is not true. The true is they are sad within and lonely but still they can brought smiles to others. That's why we must be happy whatever come to our way.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
19 Mar 10
I`m a smilying person too . I`m trying to have always a big smile on my face . All you to do to became a happy person , it`s to want to be like that, to have some good friends and you should make jokes, they should do that too, and so on . You need to mentain a happy athmosphere around you all the time . Even if you aren`t really so happy, you need to play like you are happy and you will be , because soon you`ll forget thouse things that made you become sad .
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Mar 10
I think when the child grows up in a happy environment, he will be a happy person, happy-go-lucky. This is because he has been exposed to such since young. If the child is exposed to negativity since young, for sure, the child will be "groomed" into a negative person. It is difficult for a person brought up negatively to think positively over night.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
19 Mar 10
i think a childs behaivor is depends to their family..i think its true that if you were happy when your still young you will develop a self esteem and you can have a good motivation in life.
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
19 Mar 10
I agree with JD107nette. The upbringing and environment play a big role in how people act and react to situations. How they deal with stress and how happy they are in life in general. I am not the most positive person in the world but I teach my kids to always be happy with what they have. They could always have less or be worse off. They are very happy kids anyhow. Only a few normal stresses in their everyday life. But it is not all upbringing. I was an only child and my mom let me do whatever I wanted. I became independent through the neglect. I have to say I am a more strict, but at the same time more understanding parent. I got pregnant at only 16. I am 26 now. I think both my daughters so far have a much better life than I did and have good morals and manners. I think upbringing is a big part, but they also learn on their own from other people and even their selves.