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Reinventing Yourself by Mario Alonso Puig

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5.   DRAWING THE MOST VALUABLE OF PICTURES

“A bad habit enters like a guest, joins the family, and finally, takes control.”THE TALMUD

To understand how we create our personality, we need to look into our past in order to realize the way certain mental processes took shape. If we keep on thinking that personality is something that, as adults, we have completely worked out, it will be more difficult to change those aspects of ourselves that we would really like to change. We have already seen the point at which our most profound beliefs affect our perception of reality.

I’d like us to be able to see our personality, our identity, not as a rigid, well-defined structure but rather as a process in constant transformation. If personality is a dynamic ...

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