The good news is that research was wrong. In an unprecedented study, it was learned that we change a lot as we grow older. '
People tested at age 14 were tested 63 years later on the same six traits and here’s what happens:
If you’re a self-conscious, moody and impulsive teenager, you’ll calm down due to having jobs and becoming parents.
In general, maturity brings about better and more stable moods.
We become social for a few years and then, isolate as we age. We accept ourselves.
The key traits tested in the research were:
- Mood stability,
- Originality, and the
- Desire to excel.
None of the traits was stable over sixty years. Everything changes.
There’s hope for us after all.
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