Personality can be described as patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours consisting of five major traits which are:
- Emotional stability
- Openness to experience
How dominant each of these traits is inside you in relation to other traits is your personality trait.
Research has shown that people’s personalities changes across time, with some changing more than others. Have you noticed any change in your personality from when you were in high school or secondary school until now?
For example, let us assume that you were emotionally stable when you were in secondary school. Are you still emotionally stable now?
When I compare my secondary school self to my adult self, I find that some of my personality traits still remain constant. The traits that made me successful in school and later in life are conscientiousness, perseverance and desire to excel in life. These traits have changed their form, developmentally. However, they still remain present in my life.
The area in which I observed more change for me, is in self-confidence. I have not always had much self-confidence and I struggled with this for a very long time. It is only now that I am becoming stronger and more confident in the knowledge of who I am and what I can do.
Age has given me the experience and wisdom to understand my worth.
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