Monday, March 5, 2012

The Myth of a Fixed Personality

A person’s authentic nature is a series of shifting, variegated planes that establish themselves as he relates to different people; it is created by and appears within the framework of his interpersonal relationships.
--Philip K. Dick

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue…Temperament is the iron wire on which the beads are strung.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
--William James

via Brain Pickings

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