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What factors influence human behavior?
Behavior is a way of acting that shows a person's behavior and is the result of a combination of anatomical, physiological and psychological development.

The most common factors that influence one's behaviour are:

  • The Environment he was raised in 

A good example for this would be one who was spoiled by his/her parents while growing up. Giving in to ALL his/her wants. A child raised this way will likely end up being too "self-centered" as he is used to all the attention. Compare that to one who comes from a poor family and has to struggle in an early age just to survive. That child will likely end up as a "hardworking" adult as it is now imprinted in his thoughts that one needs to work very hard in order to survive in this cruel world.

  • The Personality of the people raising him/her 

One factor that needs to be considered is the personality of the people raising the child (mostly the parents). An abusive parent or a suicidal one will likely have a huge impact on the behaviour of the child in the future. He/She is most likely be traumatized and might even copy the behaviour of the people raising him/her. Violence breeds Violence.

  • The Imposed Values he was raised in

What you teach a child at an early age will be his/her basis for what is right or good. If you impose on a child that "stealing", "cheating" or "lying" is wrong. Then at an early age, he will try his very best not to do those things. The lesson one learned as a child is likely what he will live for in the future.

You might be wondering why I am focusing mostly on how a child is raised during early childhood. This is mostly because at this age is where a child's personality will likely form. It is at this time that he starts to differentiate right from wrong and will mostly try to adapt base on this common factors.


Affecting human behavior can be grouped into two broad categories, namely personal factors and situational factors.

- Personal Factors Affecting Human Behavior.

Personal factors are often influenced by sociogical motives, or often also called secondary motives as opposed to primary motives (biological motives).

1. Motivation to know

That is the tendency of everyone to try to understand and get the meaning of their world. Humans need a frame of reference (frame of reference) to evaluate new situations.

2. The motive of the competition

Everyone wants to prove that he is able to overcome any life problem. Feelings are able to depend heavily on intellectual, social, and emotional development.

3. Love Motif

Various studies have shown that the need for love that is not fulfilled will lead to unfavorable human behavior.

4. Motives Self-esteem and the need to seek identity

Closely related to the need to show ability and gain love, is the need to show existence in the world.

5. The need for value, servitude, and the meaning of life

In dealing with life, humans need values to guide them in making decisions or giving meaning to their lives.

Motivation A person will also determine whether a message is received or not. This also means that motivation to seek entertainment, for example, will be a pretext for enjoying mass media.

- Situational Factors Affecting Human Behavior

Whereas situational factors that affect humans are influenced by several factors, namely.

1. Ecological factors

Environmental determinists often say that natural conditions influence lifestyle and behavior.

2. Temporal Factor

One communication message delivered in the morning will be different in meaning if delivered at midnight.

3. Behavior Settings

In every atmosphere there are patterns of relationships that regulate the behavior of the people inside.

4. Technology

The Technology Revolution is often followed by a revolution in social behavior. In communication science, shows that the form of communication technology is more important than the content of communication media.


There are 2 factors that influence human behavior, namely:

Personal factors

Biological Factors: involved in all human activities, even combined with sociopsychological factors. According to Wilson, social behavior is guided by rules that have been genetically programmed in the human soul.

  • Sociopsychological factors: can be classified into three components, namely:
  • The affective component, is an emotional aspect of the sociopsychological factor, takes precedence because it is closely related to the previous conversation.
  • Cognitive components, intellectual aspects related to what humans know.
  • Conative components, volitional aspects related to habits and willingness to act.

Site factor

One of the factors that influence human behavior is situational factors. Behaviorists believe very strongly that the environment influences the form of one's behavior. According to this approach, human behavior is influenced by the environment / situation. Situational factors include.

  1. Ecological factors.Natural conditions (geographical) and climate (temperature) can affect human behavior
  2. Design and architectural factorsExamples of the influence of design and architecture on human behavior can be seen in the arrangement of houses.
  3. Temporal factorEmotional atmosphere and form of behavior are influenced by time factors (temporal). For example, the emotional atmosphere of the morning is certainly different from the emotional atmosphere during the day and night.
  4. Technology factorThis type of technology that is used by the community can influence the patterns of community communication both the mindset and the pattern of action.
  5. Behavioral atmosphere factorsIn public speaking there are many discussions about how a form of message delivery must be adjusted to the atmosphere of the participants' behavior.
  6. Social factorsThere are three things discussed in this factor, namely: the role system, social structure and individual characteristics.
  7. Stimuli that encourage and reinforce behaviorBasically there are a number of situations that give freedom to act and a number of others limit it. If we consider that in our particular situation it is permissible / deemed reasonable to do certain behaviors, then we will be encouraged to do so.
  8. Psychosocial environmentPsychosocial environment is defined as perception of the environment.

Human behavior is the way human react, act and interact to things in different situation and the way human behave are dependent on different factors like

1) Background: the type of background every individual comes from really have a role to play in determining the way an individual behaves, things the individual sees around him while growing up will make the individual behave how he is behaving. You can't expect someone from Europe and Africa to behave the same way because the have a totally different background.

2) Parent: the kind of up bringing you get from your parent also have a role to play in the way you behave towards issues. What your parent correct or commend you for will unconsciously determine how you react to things in life.

3) Cultural background: your way of doing things where you come will make you to react to things almost the same way.

Other factors that influence human behavior includes genetics, environmental factors, type of exposure, interaction with friends and family.


I think I will only give A factor that affect human's behavior

The Place where you was raised

This includes the persons that surrounds us, the behaviors we are witnessing, the things we own and the things we don't have

This mainly affect our behaviors, the persons that surrounds us and their behaviors was the biggest contributor of our behaviors.

If all those persons that surrounds us we probably could get their actions

Well I do mean the way for their actions, their way of thinking, their way of making decisions and many more in their behaviors. If the people surrounds us was full of liars, we probably would end up a liar as well.

Also the things we own and not was also a factor, given that we already end up being a greedy person (greedy persons surrounds us) We probably would not be satisfied on the things that we have. We probably would end up behaving and committing evil intentions.

Well not all of  the persons end up in this situation but I can roughly say (base on the people that I know) that there are 80% of the people that I know fall under this factor


these are the lists of factors which i think really affects human behaviour


2....Social norms


4....Core faith and culture