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Published: September 16, 2022

Why your personality isn't as "fixed" as you think

What will your personality be like 10 years from now?

Will you be more easygoing and more willing to let the small stuff go?

Or will you be grumpier, more neurotic, and less tolerant of surprises?

Believe it or not, whatever your personality is like now, it’s probably not going to be exactly the same in 10 or 20 years.1

That’s because we aren’t necessarily the same person our whole lives.

Our personalities don’t lock into place when we’re kids, and they don’t crystallize by a certain age.1

In fact, even though conventional wisdom says people don’t change — and that our personalities are pretty much set in stone — experts say that’s not really true.1,2

Our personalities are far more flexible than we’ve been led to believe.

And, like good cheese or a fine wine, our personalities can get better with age.1

They mature.

They can also adapt to help us cope with life’s challenges.1

Why does that matter?

Well, for starters, our personalities can evolve without us even realizing it.1

That’s one reason why our personalities are so fundamental to our health and wellbeing — and to our relationships with others.

Our personalities also affect our relationship with money and our overall financial wellbeing.3

Want to read more about the 5 different types of money personalities? Click here to check out the rest. 

P.S. What’s changed about your personality over the past 10 or 20 years? How have those changes affected your outlook on life or your finances? Hit “comment” and share your thoughts with me. I’d love to hear how your personality and perspective have shifted over time and what that’s been like for you.

1 - https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200313-how-your-personality-changes-as-you-age

2 - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/open-gently/202101/how-personality-traits-may-change-over-time

3 - https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/28/7-money-personality-types-and-the-pitfalls-of-each.html

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