Please provide a response to each .

1. According to the textbook, researchers who have followed lives through time havefound evidence for both stability and change when it comes to an individual’spersonality. Reflect on your own personality and describe the characteristics ofyour personality that have changed, and which have stayed the same as you havegrown older.

2. “People, it seems, regard the present as a watershed moment at which theyhave finally become the person[s] they will be for the rest of their lives.”Although personality and values do tend to become more stable with age, peoplegenerally underestimate the extent of future personality shifts. The researcherscall this phenomenon “the end of history illusion.” The older you get, the lessyou believe you have changed or will change. This finding isn’t surprising: foryears, researchers have confirmed the common-sense idea that one’s personalityand preferences become more stable with age. In a similar vein, people have atendency to recognize that their personalities and preferences have changed inthe past but misunderstand that personalities and preferences often change inthe future. When I was little, to my teen years I use to be overweight in highschool and that affected me a lot. I wanted to be a cheerleader and severalother things in high school but weight was a factor. I am not the big girlanymore. I think back over the things in my life, I have always had a job,dependable, can compromise with a person, and stood on my two feet. With thisbeing a new day in age, nothing has really changed, still the same person, got alittle wiser and smarter. When I turned thirty-five I was diagnosed with MS. Iam a student living life and I am blessed beyond measures.

3. My personality from a child versus now is somewhat the same. Younger I was very loving and caring and a very vulnerable child. I was the only child my mom was sick a lot so I was very clingy from friendships to relationships. I was never the girly girl type I was an athlete loved my sweat pants and hoodies. I was also very outspoken and blunt and didn’t care about how it affected people.

Now that I’m older over time I’ve become more girly and I have less hoodies and sweat pants, my bluntness is still there but I’ve become more aware of how it affects people and more mindful about how I say things. My vulnerability decreased tremendously since growing up learning the value of self.

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