In this episode we learn from Dr Benjamin Hardy, About The Big Problem With Personality Tests.
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Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Big Think, and many more. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer, in the world, on Medium.com. His latest book Personality Isn’t Permanent debunks the pervasive myths of personality as well as tests like Myers Briggs.
In this episode, we cover:
3:03 – The changing personality
3:52 – The body keeps score
4:19 – How trauma freezes your personality
5:36 – Myers Briggs tests
7:04 – Carl Jung and the personality
8:33 – Content vs Context
10:05 – Mindfulness and Mindlessness
10:53 – Your current and future self
11:26 – Defining the person you want to be
13:08 – The goal should shape the process
13:52 – Personality as a comfort zone
14:22 – The goal of selling millions of books
15:08 – Your goals shape your identity
17:44 – Atomic Habits by James Clear
22:35 – Setting better goals
Resources mentioned in this episode:
To learn about Benjamin Hardy go to benjaminhardy.com
Buy ‘Personality Ins’t Permanent’ from Amazon at amazon.com/gp/product/B07N5H5C4N?tag=randohouseinc32228-20
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