Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blog has been read by over 100 million people and has been featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think and many others. When I first tuned in to his work he was the #1 writer on medium.com, where he developed a significant audience around his interests.
His new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, which we talk about today opens up a discussion around the popular misconception that the role of personality plays in our daily life and our future. The historical narrative that personality is fixed and it is something you “discover” is filled with fallacies, as Dr. Hardy’s scientific approach to this book shows how daily intentions create our future selves.
We also talk about:
- Why personality tests don’t work (and can often reaffirm false narratives)
- What you can do to get out of beliefs around your “fixed” personality
- How to stop lingering on the past- whether it’s a past success or a catastrophic failure
- Designing an identity to create your future self
- Reframing trauma
Can’t wait for you to dig. Enjoy!
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