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Can you change core characteristics?

Asked by GloPro (8306points) February 9th, 2014 from iPhone

They say a leopard doesn’t change it’s spots. Do you think that is true?

I’m talking about core traits: integrity, honesty, work ethic, loyalty, confidence, ego, compassion, activity level…and so on. Things that seem inherent and develop because of your upbringing and character development.

If you think it is possible change, really change, how? Do you just have to fake the person you want to be until it feels natural?

I don’t know that I think people can change deep rooted traits. Sure, some things, but not all.

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