Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Do people get nicer with age?
They did a study of 16K Australians between 2005 and 2009. Those who were happy in 2005 became more emotionally stable, conscientious, and agreeable--and more introverted--in the next five years. The "Big Five" marks of personality are Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, Extroversion and Neuroticism.
Changing even a small part of your behavior can change your personality--it takes time, though.
Decide which trait you would like to change.
Isolate the behavior. Be conscious of going against it.
Take baby steps. But remain committed.
I guess I could be less of a smartass--but would I have to give up this blog?
See? That is an example.
Now, those Australians--did they become nicer without effort? If so, I am down with it.