ok, so i've decided to wake up the forum. please help me.
i want you to remember the person you were some years ago and compare it with the person you are today. i'm interested in how much your temperament has been developed/manipulated and how it has affected your life.
personally, i'm one of those die hard believers that everyone has the potencial to achieve greatness (idelist much?) and that while we can't turn our temperament 180 degrees, we can most definitely manipulate it into the direction we want, if we just work on ourselves hard enough.
i myself have strictly worked on being more open and extraverted and i'm happy to say that some immense progress was made. i have become a lot more expressive and show a lot more extravent characteristics than i have 5 years ago. while the 15-year-old was hardly able to order a drink due to timidness, today it feels like i'm a totally different person in that sence.
i've grown into a somewhat reserved, and yet easy to read person who has a lot to say and likes sharing his views with everyone.
i still feel social events tiring, but today it's like my battery lasts much longer (especially if i'm having fun) and while years back i would stay silent in a group when someone new entered it, i'm now often the one to walk up to the stranger(s) and introduce myself.
i also relax a lot faster in a group of people i don't know (or have just met) than i have before. yes, i'm definitely still an introvert and i always will be, but in a country of introverts, i'd say i'm a lot more open than many people my age.
i have also noticed some change in the S/N field (it used to be about 60/40 but today it's 70/30). i daydream a lot less now. my head is sadly never empty, but at least for the last years, i have lived in the real world (up untill i was 15, i considered myself being an N). i leave abstract thinking to the hour(s) it takes me to fall asleep instead of allowing it to invade my everyday life. it has helped me notice changes in my environment a lot more often.
I've also been working on my T side. i like being F, but i needed to learn to control myself better and not let my emotions get the best of me. i still react impulsively on subjects that i'm very passionate about but as a whole, i've definitely succeded in keeping my cool in most cases.
the only field that hasn't changed much is the J/P. i'm still as organised and unspontanious as i've always been (always about 90/10) and i don't know how much i can really manipulate here.
uh... quite long post. now i would appreciate if the people who will post, to write at least 3/4 of the amoung that i have written. have a nice day.