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Is our personality genetically fixed at birth? Well, yes and no.

People come to therapy with the expectation that therapy will help them change. Is this a myth? After all, it’s not unusual for people to remain in therapy for months, even years. What’s the truth? In this Self-Coaching episode, I discuss the truth about psychological change.

Current research suggests that there’s no question that our genes predispose us to five identifiable core personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. This, however, isn’t the whole story because a predisposition is only a tendency toward certain traits, NOT a life sentence!

In this podcast, you’ll hear the “whole” story.

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