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’s accepted.
The environment we grow up in shapes our personality in a certain way that forces us to develop certain personality traits that may contradict our type. By taking ourselves out of our environment, living an uncluttered life, going back to basics on our understanding of what life means and being an independent thinker can reshape our personalities and how we see our world.
We 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 allows 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.
That’s a cop-out because we can change the way we look at our experiences, that is our choice. That where we were angry, we can work on the anger, that where we’re self-absorbed, we can become come less self-absorbed, more outward looking and therefore more helpful. Where we have no patience or empathy, we can learn how to acquire patience and empathy.
That just because we also 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 life we want to live and how 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 that doesn’t change because that comes from the soul.
But when it comes to our personalities, certain aspects of our personality can change, I have proved it. We just have to want to change, to become better people.