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Personality 101: A guide to personality changes
Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Oct 17, 2010. 1520 views. ID = 4001

Personality 101

Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, Oct 17, 2010. 1520 views. ID = 4001
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Use caution when redesigning your personality
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Lord knows there are plenty of flaws in my personality and many I'd like to change. Yet one of the things I have found out in my life is that you need to use care when tweaking things to improve something that already works. It doesn't seem to matter from cars, to computers, or even girl friends, when you try to change something to make them better you lose something somewhere else. You want to make your car go faster so you had some horsepower but then you find out you're losing gas mileage. Maybe your girlfriend is pretty and nice, and you're really happy with her but you wished she liked sports more so somehow you change her to like football. Now all of a sudden your girl is a football fanatic who has to make a big production out of every game you watch. Sometimes all you want to do is sit down and enjoy the game.

This same rule applies with your personality and you need to take care when making changes to it. We are a complex entity and only by changing something, we deem to be a fault do we see that it changes something else that was maybe a good trait. As for myself, I've always admired the goal oriented 'A Type' personality and wished I could have the drive and ambition that push those types of people. I think back on all of the things I could have achieved in my life if I had just pushed a little harder. Yet what might be the cost of this, a family whose dad was never there or even worse maybe a heart attack at an early age?

No thanks I think I'll keep the personality I have, and just live with my faults along with my attributes. Being a person who accepts his or her faults and learns to live with them would be viewed by many to be a personality flaw. You can see the faulty logic of this thinking for if you are constantly trying to change then there is no time left for enjoying your life. Instead of me changing my personality into something it isn't let me just give thanks to all those hard driven personalities who get things accomplished while I sit back and enjoy life.

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