The process of becoming a new, better person is likely to be lengthy and difficult. Many individuals attempt and fail to become other persons, but they relapse because their core perceptions of themselves have not altered. Change your perceptions, your behaviors, and you will become a new (better) person.
How to Modify Your Identity
Recognizing that personality can be modified can lead to more successful therapy for persons with personality disorders and those who are resistant to change. All too often, patients insist on their inability to change when, in truth, they are either hesitant or scared to attempt. Effective therapy builds on this recognition and seeks to encourage patients to try new behaviors. Patients may feel embarrassed by their behavior or believe that they will be punished for trying new things; however, the goal of therapy is to help them overcome these fears and increase their willingness to change.
People can change. It is just what people do.
People can't change their personalities.
People with severe personality disorders cannot change. They are unable to understand how changing behavior could possibly make them happier or reduce their suffering. Nor are there any evidence-based treatments available for people with severe personality disorders: There have been attempts over the years to develop such treatments, but they have all failed. People with severe personality disorders are incapable of changing even if they wanted to.
People with milder forms of personality disorder can change their behavior and therefore might be able to improve their lives.
It is never too late to improve oneself. We've made the decision to be the finest persons we can be. All of our life lessons are learned via experience. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you have not done so already, then it's time to start now.
Here are several indications that you are a better person than you believe.
Being an individual allows you to select which road to take and to learn from the path you take. Having friends that believe in your individuality and inspire you to push yourself is the type of confidence needed to become the person you honestly feel you are. Being unique also means not having to worry about what others think of you.
The world would be a dull place if we all did exactly as we were told. Learning how to stand up for yourself and your beliefs helps you develop into a strong person. Being independent means not being controlled by someone else, which can be difficult when making decisions about your life.
Individuality is important because it gives us freedom to choose how we live our lives. We are free to make our own paths in this world and follow whatever dreams we have.
It's good to be an individual because it teaches us self-confidence and courage. It shows us that we cannot be defeated by anything or anyone, which makes us stronger people. Being unique also means not having to worry about what others think of you, which can be very liberating.
The world needs more individuals like you who are willing to try new things, break rules, and believe in themselves. Living according to our own morals allows us to be happy with ourselves, while other types of living leave many people feeling empty.
People who are adaptable can have elastic-like energy, the desire to bend and break habits, and the capacity to push themselves as their circumstances change. They are more likely to face challenges, pivot between diversions, and move respectfully. People that are adaptable are prone to planning ahead of time and continually concentrating on growth.
Adaptability is important because life often provides us with changes or challenges that require us to be flexible in order to deal with them. For example, if you want your business to be successful, you need to be able to adjust its structure or operations when needed. An adaptable person is not only capable of dealing with such changes, but also willing to consider how they could benefit his/her future plans.
Some examples of people who are not adaptable include those who are rigid and stubborn, unable to change their minds about something after it has been decided; those who dislike uncertainty and fear change; and those who prefer to stay in one place for their entire lives instead of looking forward to the next step up the ladder or down the road.
People who are adaptable tend to get along with others, especially those lower down on the social hierarchy since they do not feel threatened by their higher-up counterparts. Also, they are likely to make friends easily, as they do not focus on differences between themselves and others.
Adaptability is a trait that can be developed through practice.
We have the ability to redefine our identity at any moment in time. Realizing our personal power is a liberating journey, but it is not without tension. When we question our negative image of ourselves, we may expect some pushback and resistance. However, it is important to remember that feelings are just feelings, and they can't stop us from moving forward.
The more we know ourselves better, the easier it becomes to grow into someone new. We create our own image of what we want our life to look like, and then we work toward achieving those goals. By focusing on what we want, not what we don't want, we make progress toward becoming somebody new.
So yes, you can change your own identity.