Are You Your Personality?
Well, if you are not your body, what is another common assumption? Most people believe that they are the unique set of traits, beliefs, and emotional dispositions that comprise their personality. Despite personalities appearing fairly fixed in most people, are they unchanging? Are they exactly the same?
The obvious answer is no.
With each new experience, your personality changes to honor your new awareness of yourself and the world. Also, your personality can fluctuate quite drastically based on environmental stimuli such as the food you eat or the amount of sleep you had, or didn’t have, the previous night.
Despite people often remaining similar, they are not exactly the same. Recent studies (3, 4) even document the common personality changes people experience in life and how variable personalities are.