There is an interesting article by Sharon Begley author of 'Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain" in Newsweek today. Begley gives a short, clear and concise argument for how people can change, she uses an analogy of the brain being like 'silly putty'; experience can shape and change it. Begely argues that people are not as fixed as they might believe. For example, aspects of personality such as introversion can and do change across the lifespan. The scientific evidence suggests that people have the capacity to overcome genetic predispositions and achieve more than would have been predicted by early traits.
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