Personality Changes Many people think that only their physical appearance

Personality changes many people think that only their

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Personality Changes Many people think that only their physical appearance changes with the time they grow up, but the truth is their personality traits changes as well when they’re growing up. According to psychologists at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, personality traits shifts in people as they grow up (McAdams & Olson, 2017). The study conducted by the researchers measured six personality traits in people which are self- confidence, conscientiousness, perseverance, desire, originality and stability of moods (McAdams & Olson, 2017). They filled out personality tests for 14-year old kids, and later on after 63 years they examine the personality of the same people who were older now. The results of the research were pretty surprising as it showed no overlapping in personality traits which means that people have changed their personality (McAdams & Olson, 2017). In addition to that, some studies show that personality traits changes because people have more responsibilities and workload in their lives (Roberts & Mroczek, 2018). As people start to reach their middle age, their lives become busier which makes them avoid so many parties and meetings with new people (Roberts & Mroczek, 2018). Moreover, there was one more study conducted by Sanjay Srivastava, PhD, a psychologist at Stanford University. The study shows that personality changes over time, and people actually get better as they get older (Roberts & Mroczek, 2018). There is a relationship between personality traits and stages of development. People keep changing their personality while they’re growing up, and the changes in personality mostly occurs in middle age and old age. People increase their emotional stability, self-confidence, warmth, and self control with age (Gregoire, 2017). When people grow up, they become more mature, which is a time of stability. This is one of the reasons their personality changes as they start to make better decisions and develop good
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PERSONALITY TEST sense (Damian, et al., 2018). The things they experience in life actually ends up resulting in a change in their personality, and there is no age limit for that (Damian, et al., 2018). Conclusion Everyone loves to discover more about themselves, and personality test can do that for them. It helps people identify themselves that why they behave the way they do, and what traits do they have (SAPA Project, n.d.). The personality test taken by me was a great way to know about my personality traits. The results I got from it were accurate to so many points, but they were inaccurate to very few points. It would definitely be exciting to test my personality at different points of my life to see if my age has an affect on my personality traits, and to see if it’s getting better or becoming worse than before. I personally expect to get totally different results from what I got now because age does matter when it comes to personality changes. Besides everything, I am curious to know if personality changes occur naturally or people do it intentionally to bring a change in their behaviors, and personality test can help me with it. Overall, it was my very first experience using personality test, and it was great.
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