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There was a long-held belief that personality traits nearly impossible to change, numerous studies have found evidence to the contrary. Now research reveals that changing personality traits can influence life satisfaction even more than economic upheaval.
In your opinion which is more fulfilling, economic upheaval or changing ones personality? Support answer with real life experience.
Despite the long-held belief that personality traits are set in stone, numerous studies have found evidence to the contrary. Now research reveals that a changing character can influence life satisfaction even more than economic upheaval.
Past studies have revealed that personality is the single biggest factor in how we perceive our own well-being, accounting for 35 percent of individual differences in life satisfaction. Research on well-being, however, has focused on less important factors, such as income and job status, because of the mis perception that personality is generally fixed after early adulthood.
“Not only does personality change occur, but it is an important influence and a possible route to greater well-being,” says research psychologist Christopher Boyce, now at the University of Stirling in Scotland, lead author of the Social Indicators Research study.