My recent post on whether people can change generated a nice conversation over on Facebook, so I’m bringing those comments in here to share other perspectives:
Margaret Yang I voted yes. People can change. The thing is, most people don’t want to! Don’t we all think we’re just dandy the way we are?
Jeffrey SaugerPeople can change their synapses. They’ve found career cabbies in London actually write new paths throughout their brains when they’ve had to go on new routes.
Amanda HirschI agree, people can change… we can rewire our brains through changed thought patterns and behaviors. And as far as Myers Briggs — I find that even if my outcome remains the same, how far I am along the E/I, T/F and J/P spectrum changes each time I take it. Always a solid N, though, with no signs of S…. no shift there :)
Gale Marie Abbass One can change. Period. But just because one evolves, doesn’t mean that one necessarily change how one perceives the world and makes decisions the way that particular test measures it.
Want to read more?
- Nature recently published a study showing teenage IQs are quite fluid
- BBC had a story on research that shows the Internet might be changing your brain — whether you want to change or not