Personality is based on temperament character and environment temperament is controlled by a persons inborn genetic composition character is determined by how a person thinks feels and behaves and environment is the total sum of a persons life experiences. Keywords personality character adolescents psychobiological model of personality wellbeing health wellness happiness this study builds on research developed by cloninger and zohar 2011 and josefsson et al 2011 with adult populations by describing the non linear influences of character profiles on wellbeing in adolescents. The mapi test was designed to identify adolescent personality characteristics and was normed primarily on individuals in settings where clinical problems were not assumed the maci test was published after the mapi and is correlated with the more recent version of the dsm the dsm ivr. Like adults children and adolescents can be described in terms of personality traits characteristic patterns of thinking feeling and behaving we review recent research examining how youths specific behavioral tendencies cohere into broader traits how these traits develop across childhood and adolescence and how they relate to important biological social and health outcomes. In contrast to early theories of socialization which emphasized the role of parents in shaping their childrens personalities recent empirical evidence suggests an evocative relationship between adolescent personality traits and the quality of the parent adolescent relationship
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