Changing your personality in 3 months

Today on The 21st, we talked about something we all have: Personality. One of our guests wanted to see if her personality could actually be changed, and she gave herself three months to do it through a series of activities. She joined us, along with one of the experts she consulted, to talk about how her experiment played out and what she learned along the way. 

The International Society for Arboriculture uses the "True Colors" personality test. Employees keep their colors on puzzle pieces outside their door in the office.

Understanding Personality Tests

Have you ever taken a personality test to see what it says about you? Today on Focus, we’ll talk about what they actually measure and what we can and can’t learn from them.

Encore: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Guest: Susan Cain, J.D.

We have been told that the happiest people are the most sociable. Author Susan Cain says that may be why so many introverts hide from themselves. As a personality trait, she says, introversion is seen as something between a disappointment and a pathology. And that is a perception she is out to change. Cain talks with us about her new book Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

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