Developing Your Best Self: Using Campus Clubs
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness with-
The very definition of personality is debated. There are so many questions: Is it inherited or learned from people around us? How do you develop a particular style? Can you modify your own personality, or does it just emerge? Is your personality shaped by your family and friends, by TV and movies, or are you some combination of all these factors? You might agree that no matter how people develop our personality, they can always modify aspects of it. Indeed, perople are more willing to change their haircuts than modify anything about how they act. Most people, therefore, act as if personality were given, fixed, not to be changed or even challenged. The most successful people tell me over and over that their success is due to their ability to adapt. Darwin theorizes that our species survives because of this adaptive ability.
You can learn to modify your personality depending on the situation. If you doubt that people change their behavior, then just think about how you talk in one voice to your friends but in another to your parents, one voice to your professors and another to your friends. You may sound