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How to Change Your Personality

By Lifehacker

We’ve all heard that people don’t really change. Your mom will always be close-minded; your ex will always be selfish; and you’ll always be a tiny bit neuroticRead full story

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  • I'm so glad that we can change. I think there are aspects of personality that are either unchanging or so stable that change is negligible. However, I do believe that even though we have a penchant towards behaving in certain ways based upon personality, we can still learn the steps to a skill and improve in that area. That's great news!

  • Lindsey  Avena
    Lindsey Avena

    Anything you want to do requires action. It's a bit obvious too say "...the mere desire to change is not sufficient," isn't it? But there's truth in that. People can be difficult and awful, and they can express their desire to change all they want, but where do they expect to see growth without effort? What do they want to happen within themselves before they make the necessary strides? Some people are set in their ways. But yes, change is SO possible. I've seen it happen - and not happen - firsthand

    Anything you want to do requires action. It's a bit obvious too say "...the mere desire to change is not sufficient," isn't it? But there's truth in that. People can be difficult and awful, and they can express their desire to change all they want, but where do they expect to see growth without effort? What do they want to happen within themselves before they make the necessary strides? Some people are set in their ways. But yes, change is SO possible. I've seen it happen - and not happen - firsthand. Part of my personality encourages me to be selfless and giving, even when my own well-being is at stake. I'd like to change that. Likewise, I'd like to see the people who are naturally selfish make necessary changes as to not take advantage of people like that. It's all based on how willing one is to be different. You can't settle with the things you don't like about yourself without trying to improve them, unless they're simply inevitable feats.

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