Just the other day, I was discussing a friend’s changing behaviour with another friend. While he said he didn’t notice much change, I observed her personality traits suddenly matching her boyfriend.
It made me think that even as adults, we humans quite easily adapt to the changing environment around us and mould ourselves to fit into a situation smoothly. This, in my opinion, isn’t always an ideal scenario because sometimes it is important to stand out from the crowd and have an opinion that may not be in sync with everyone else; however human mind has some default settings that we cannot always switch up and down!
And that brings us back to the question of whether personality type really changes over time?
Personality type is detected based on our reactions to various situations, and there is a gamut of tests out there to help us figure out our type. The Myers-Briggs Personality test is one of the most common tests used professionally and even by individuals to understand themselves better. Page after page, one is presented with various hypothetical situations, and you have to pick your most suitable reaction to them. The result is analyzed, and people are divided into various personality types depending on the four core traits they strongly exhibited in the answers.
Studies have proven that this part of the personality type, or these core traits, can never really change, as they are mostly inborn. This is what defines you as a person and regardless of how much you change with growing years or with various partners or because of work environment, these core characteristics stay with you.
There are certain behavioral patterns that take the shape of the changing atmosphere or phases of life, and some of our traits also change in accordance.
E.g.: I used to be an extremely introverted person as a child, who was shy, was scared to speak up in a crowd; however, I was always a people person. As I grew older, I became more and more outspoken, started enjoying interacting with a whole bunch of people, extempore and debates in school helped me get rid of stage fright to an extent.
I took up a profession where I had to attend networking events and be part of massive teams constantly. My personality traits did turn around to quite an extent; however, I am still shy and need to go back to some alone time to refuel. My core traits have stayed intact, but I have molded my social skills to best suit my professional career.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that personality types have been an ongoing debate. While some people still believe that personality types have nothing to do with certain behavioral patterns, others strongly trust this approach of understanding friends, relatives, and colleagues better!
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