Time Travel: Am I Even the Same Person?

About 6 months ago I was reading an article about how a person’s personality changes over their lifetime*. Shortly after, my mother handed me a box of childhood art. Being historically stubborn and argumentative, I hadn’t noticed a change as the psychology suggested I would. Often fascinated with my own mind, both as an intellectual study and as fodder for comedy, I set out to look for changes within myself.

I found very few surprises.

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So far I found out I was egocentric at an early age.
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A child’s first figure drawings are precious, especially when done on the back of her dad’s software programming notes. Ruining hard work since 1984.

 

 

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60yrplan
I have always loved writing and honest-to-god thought it was a viable profession. I have also always created cartoons. Here is an early cartoon about, what else?… me not getting old.
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Finally a how-to that everyone can use.
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I was always very literal.
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Unsolicited advice in the form of cartoons (Phrases are not mine, the art is.)

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links to popsci articles on personality change:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/30/484053435/personality-can-change-over-a-lifetime-and-usually-for-the-better

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/personality-changes-age_us_58ac6736e4b02a1e7dac16b3

(seems this is the research most popular articles are citing) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-012-0006-z