LDS theory explains away the paradox of how humans acquire unique individual identities/personalities....with the concept that they grow them in the pre-life.
I'm curious as to the theory of non LDS theologians.....Christians on the subject. When does god create the soul? At or around the birth of the physical? How does he do it? Does the person acquire it's core personality traits through a - roll of the dice-?
Christian belief (all Christians as far as I know) believe God creates as a whole person, body and soul, together. There is no such thing for us as a body without a soul. As has already been stated, Catholic belief is that the soul is created at conception (not birth).
If god has nothing to do with the personality a person is dealt, who does? The person? How? If the person has nothing to do with the cards they are dealt, how can they be held accountable....for being the owner of a sociopath mind?
Our personalities are part of who we are, created by God. We however are not robots. :) "God loves variety"...that's a movie line, can't remember the movie.
If god is creating the soul determinedly, why create faulty souls? Entertainment?
Christian teaching is, the soul is the part of us that is created in the image of God. Our souls are not faulty. We live in a fallen state. The Good News is Jesus Christ, who raises us up, every
time we fall.