The development of the individual proceeds under the influence of many socializing forces and agencies, from nuclear family to more distant or global groupings.
In order to understand the effects of a family on individual's personality, we have to understand the socialization process and identification process.
I. Socialization process: the contribution of family and group in combination with the culture is known as socialization.
Socialization initially starts with the contact with mother and later on the other members of the family (father, sister, and close relatives) and the social group play influential role in shaping and individual's personality.
II. Identification process: identification starts when a person begins to identify himself with some other members of the family normally a child tries to emulate certain action of his parents.