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Personality is a certain set of features that characterize a person. It determines our behavior, as well as the way we perceive the world and relate to other people. It determines how we build relationships and fulfill assigned tasks. In other words, it affects human functioning in all aspects of everyday life, including at work.
Can personality be changed?
Personality, as a rule, is a set of relatively stable traits. This does not mean, however, that they do not change throughout our lives. As time passes and new experiences are acquired, the intensity of individual features changes, as research shows. For some this process is faster, for others slower. To some extent, personality can also be shaped by stimuli reaching a person from the external environment, as well as by the interested parties themselves. However, working on yourself takes time and a lot of commitment.
The first step to making any changes is to get to know yourself better. This makes it easier to identify those features that should be slightly modified or strengthened to achieve the intended goals, for example to get along with the boss or co-workers, increase operational efficiency or gain a promotion.
How to work on yourself?
Have you already set your goals? You know what you want to achieve, but you have no idea how to do it? It may be helpful to meet with a psychologist or psychotherapist. It is also worth paying more attention to what our immediate surroundings – family and friends – say about us. They are usually the first to notice our less positive traits and harmful habits. A good solution is also to train mindfulness, i.e. being “here and now”. It’s not about stopping making plans for the future from one day to the next and living in the moment. In this case, the main goal of the mentioned practices is to acquire the ability to stop in the flow of everyday life. Focusing on yourself allows you to learn how to recognize and name experienced emotions, self-control, adapt to new situations and self-soothe.