Personality is simply understood as the set of characteristics that lead to consistent patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving. It is one of those things in life that can't change and it tends to stay stable over time.
Some might argue you can change aspects of your personality, or your partner’s, if you try hard enough. However, this is largely a misconception. What you can do is begin to understand your own personality as well as your partner’s.
Your personality frames how you approach life. For some couples, having very different personalities can bring challenges.
- How have you or your partner tried to change aspects of each other’s (or your own) personality in the past?
- What was the motivation behind trying to encourage change?
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place start!
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