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Mistaken Identity

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What we are told is what we know... Since birth, we have been told something or the other... What we don't know we automatically assume, and in the process, mistake something for another; Bravery with Courage, Machismo with Manhood, Liberty with Freedom, Wordiness with Articulation, fun with pleasure, Personality with Character, yes, Personality with Character... You don't know the difference? Well you soon will...

Buckle up...

Ok, Character traits include honesty, trust, respect, responsibility, leadership, loyalty and courage. One’s character can be objectively judged.

Character is defined as right or wrong.

Character, can be taught.

By bypassing the difficulty of teaching character, we have gone directly to self-esteem, the reward of strong character. But without character, self-esteem is a hollow, free-floating concept.

And while character traits are universal, each individual has the choice to accept or reject them.

One of character’s best features is that you can mimic them without conviction and the end result is the same.

For instance, a coward can recognize he’s a coward yet still perform an act of bravery and no one will fault him acting out of character.

On the other hand, Personality is subjective.

Personality includes your sense of humor (or lack of), whether you’re outgoing or shy, friendly or stoic, your interests, passions, etc.

While some people have well-developed personalities, their character sucks and you eventually avoid them even though “they’re a lot of fun.”

Personality is neither right nor wrong.

Some people will like any particular personality and others won’t.

Character can be changed,
Personality never changes...

You've been told, by now I hope you know, yes? Good! answer this question then, is it in your character to read or is it your personality?
28th Sep 2010, 16:02   | tags:


Dhamaka says:

I'm not sure I agree with that.

Personality can change through growth, trauma, as a result of hormones or of any life-changing experience

The person who is scared witless and still does a brave act is far braver than the person who isn't frightened at all

A person's sense of humour will change depending on how they see themselves such as the result of experience such as results from formative incidents, reading or age

While it is indeed possible to mimic aspects of someone's character, 99.9% of the time other people will feel something wrong when they see this done, while if a person genuinely wants to change aspects of their own character (their personality) not only can they often do so, but others are less likely to feel 'wrong'

Finally, for most people I doubt very much the choice to read will be a question of basic character attributes. Far more likely it'll be because they do or don't have time, because they do or don't accidentally (or deliberately) come across your post or other fairly superficial reason..

Have fun!

28th Sep 2010, 23:08