According to personality type theories, the individual’s type is inborn and doesn’t change, but as individuals we can develop habits and personality traits that can contradict the description of our type. That is accepted.
The environment we grow up in shapes our personality in ways that forces us to develop certain personality traits that may contradict our type. By taking ourselves out of our environment, living an uncluttered life, understanding what life means and being an independent thinker, we can reshape our personalities and how we see our world.
We do get to change certain outward aspects of our personality that we’re not happy with. By changing certain aspects, we strengthen our soul traits that allow us to become more well-rounded individuals. It’s not enough for us to rely on our environment, or our early influences and put everything down to our early life.
It’s a cop-out because we can change the way we look at our experiences, we have a choice. That where we’re angry, we can work on our anger, that where we’re self-absorbed, we can become less self-absorbed, more outward looking and helpful.
Where we have no patience or empathy, we can learn how to acquire patience and empathy. That just because we have no compassion or tolerance, doesn’t mean we can’t learn and practice the art of compassion or tolerance.
We’re not born knowing, but through our experiences, we can remould certain aspects of us, so that we fit into the way we want to live. Where our personality type refers to the psychological classification, our personality refers to the individual and the identity we create for ourselves.
Our personality type is something we’re born with and doesn’t change because that comes from the soul. We just have to want to change, to become better people.