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    My answer is that people can change sometimes.

    If a person has an inherent psychological disorder that can't be handled with medication or therapy, sometimes they can't change. I also don't believe that people can completely change their basic personality, although they can try to dilute it with other traits.

    I think that change is possible, but it can only happen in a limited way, and under certain circumstances. Even if the person wants to change.

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    ah sex in the city

    once a pig, always a pig? you are wondering. I just viewed your OP. lol

    Ok, those tendencies don`t disappear and always are there. they begin to take the back burner when the person begins to notice their star does not shine as bright as it used to. there is no more that constant over abundant flow of suitors interested. when do they notice? maybe they go into the store and no one notices, the cashier does not make eye contact. they are not getting that attention they used to once have and they slowly find themselves taking their place on the sidelines while the fresh new players play the field. since they may still be in transitional phase, they may become more emotionally invested unlike in their youth. Im babbling

    and also buzzed

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    No, people don't really change. At best, they adapt to the circumstances and become a bit more rounded. But they are pretty much the same person they were in high school until the day they die.
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Edgar, you know that's complete and utter bullshit right?
    With dreamers, pure and simple, the imagination remains a vaguely sketched inner affair. It is not embodied in any aesthetic or practical invention. Reverie is the equivalent of weak desires. Dreamers are the aboulics of the creative imagination.

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    People with low EQs seem to all agree with one another in their pessimistic view of other human beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thessaly View Post
    Edgar, you know that's complete and utter bullshit right?
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Can people change? Yes. Though it depends on whether they are willing.

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    behavior can change. but the core doesn't--at least i haven't seen it.
    they just learn to either repress or express better.
    or get over themselves better.
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
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    Well, personality type doesn't change, the basic way of perceiving the world does not change, and by clicking on the previous thread on this topic I noticed that Edgar expressed himself more clearly there, and with that I agree...INFPs do not become ESTJs.

    But people can undergo what seem like miraculous changes in destructive behavior when they want to grow, given the right tools, support, and environment.

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