Can You Change Your Personality?

Can you change your personality? A recent study published in the 'Journal of Personality and Social Psychology' indicates that it's possible it's just a lot of work. According to, "The results show once again that willful personality change is possible, but they also indicate that the mere desire to change is not sufficient. In fact, failing to support one’s goals with concrete action appears to backfire, leading to personality drift in the opposite direction to what was desired." Nathan Hudson, a scientist a part of the study explained, "The single largest implication of our study is that actively engaging in behaviors designed to change one’s personality traits does, in fact, predict greater amounts of trait growth across time."

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