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Personality is not enduring

Personality is not constant but changes over time. For example, self-confidence, warmth, self-control, and emotional stability tend to increase with age.

Earlier studies suggest more autonomy at work can increase a person's ability to cope with new situations, while a demanding and stressful job can make someone more neurotic.

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The psychological effect of job insecurity can last a lifetime.

  • Reduced emotional stability. Chronic job insecurity can cause us to become anxious, tense, irritable, and depressed.
  • Reduced agreeableness. Agreeable people are naturally focused on sympathy, co-operation, and helping others. Chronic job insecurity...

As we mature, we generally become more emotionally stable, agreeable, and conscientious. But chronic job insecurity can stunt this emotional growth.

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