This isn't a debate. I'm trying to collect opinions. That is all.
Yes. It is Dynamic.
No. You may develop weaker functionings, but your personality stays the same.
Maybe/ Uncertain/ Not enough data to choose a side.
This is a discussion on Is Personality Susceptible to change? - Survey within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; @ Kevinaswell This isn't a debate. I'm trying to collect opinions. That is all....
I understand, in light of my experience, how I've come to have the personality I do have. And it has changed quite a bit, but not the core of it. I don't think typing can grasp all dimensions of one's personality though.
I don't believe that my MBTI type has ever been other than entj, but my personality outside that box has changed greatly.
But reactions to stimuli for change also depend on certain aspects of your MBTI type. So in my case you've got my MBTI type changing my personality with respect to things other than MBTI type. Can that lead to change in MBTI type? I don't know.Perhaps.
I think certain situations in your life may require you to act differently than you'd normally have and as you grow older, you mature and see things differently than you did at first. However, even though we constantly adopt to new situations and people, we still remain who we are.
I think you just become a better or a worse "version" of yourself 'cause of certain things but if you could chose, you'd be the person you know you are "deep inside".
Well it's not really a matter of opinion, it's a very well established concept in science >.<
That's kind of a bit like asking for opinions on whether plants use photosynthesis or water for energy...
EDIT: I wasn't debating anything, I know it's not a debate. That's kind of what I'm saying.
I didn't ask for you to back up your opinions, and despite what you think, a majority of people still believe older models that explain personality as static. Just look at the results... I don't know if you can see them. I think I set them as private. Anyway, 43.48% believe that personality does not change, while only 30.43% believe it is susceptible to change.
personality changes. it is dynamic. i am saying from personal experience. taking MBTI into account i used to be a consistent ESFP befre with those characteristics. I got my energy from and literally lived for people. i was uninhibited and a performer in all senses of the word.
@Kevinaswell is right. the definition of personality states- ""Personality" can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations, and behaviors in various situations."
I'm not saying that he is wrong. However, I'm not looking for answers. I'm looking for opinions, and his post doesn't comply with what I'm looking for. If anything, his post is probably the most leading, and I want unbiased opinions. Also, there are many working definitions for personality. Don't rely on dictionaries for information on topics like philosophy or psychology. The definitions in dictionaries aren't written by experts in their fields.
i got that. i just said he is factually right. thats why i mentioned before i mentioned him that from personal experience i know it to be true that personality changes.
While personality is effected by environment, it is just as much genetic, which has been proven by twin studies, as you said dna shapes personality.
Behavioral Psychology studies how personality among other thing motivate and effect behavior. Behavior is only a reflection of personality, but personality doesn't necessarily change with behavior, because behavior is shaped by more influences than just personality.
Please continue to respond. Ignore other posts if you must. I need moar posts!