Does Poverty have an effect on personality development from early on youth into adolescence? Eric Fromm said that ''Man's main job in life is to give beginning to himself, to be what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality'' (Fromm, 1947, p. 237). Fromm believes that an individual's purpose in life to is to come totally into themselves in order that they might be able to exceed their own goals. Fully getting into oneself comes from growing into one's personality. Personality is the blend of behaviors, thoughts and thought patterns that define a person or make up their character. Over the course of our lives we proceed through many changes. Changes which makes us stand taller or our voices grow deeper. Changes that happen inside and on the outside.