Super U Podcast | Your Personality Changes Your Age | The Focus Project #28
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how we experience positive changes in our personalities as we grow older.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling family game Kittycorn.
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Your Personality Changes Your Age | The Focus Project #28
“For many of us, our newfound focus is creating a new me. As we do this, many of us ponder the questions. Are we stuck with the personality we are born with? Or does it change and grow over time? For centuries, personalities were viewed as something we were born with and stuck with? It led to widely accepted maxims like “a leopard can’t change its spots.” Over the past few decades, this belief has been challenged. Many now believe that individuals have the power to become better people by consciously and purposefully altering one’s personality traits. As a glass 100% Full kind of guy. It’s half full with oxygen and half-filled with water, I strongly believe positive changes are always possible. However, does science prove this transformation can occur? over 50 years of data have helped provide insights into the question. Are we stuck with the personality we are born with? Or does it change as we grow? The studies show that while some components of a person’s personality remain concrete over the years, others can change in significant ways.
One study specifically focuses on people’s personalities between high school and retirement, a 50-year span of time. For the most part, these changes are positive. On average, everyone becomes more conscientious, more emotionally stable, and more agreeable, said lead study author Rodica Damian, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston. traits such as consideration, Congeniality, and emotional stability are also traits that last over the years. According to a study published in the Journal of Psychology and aging, one’s personality changes with age, participants with an average age of 77. were tasked with filling out a personality assessment measuring the characteristics they rated themselves on as teens. personality changes are often gradual, but over the long haul, these changes are much easier to see, these researchers found virtually no similarities other than the stability of mood and conscientiousness. It also seemed as if the participants were different people at the two different stages of their lives. There was the teenage self and the 77-year-old self. The longer the interval between two assessments of personality, the weaker the relationship between the two trends tends to be. Our results suggest that when the interval is increased as much as 63 years, there’s hardly any relationship at all. Hence, several studies indicate that personalities do in fact change with age.”
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