Episode 16

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7th May 2020

Episode 16: Why Personality Isn't Permanent With Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Episode 16 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Dr. Benjamin Hardy. He is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today, and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer, in the world, on Medium.com. He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February of 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando.

Dr. Hardy’s new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, debunks the pervasive myths of personality that have captured pop culture. For example, personality tests like Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive but are no more scientific than horoscopes. Personality Isn’t Permanent provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment. When you know the truth of personality, desired personal change can be dramatic and directed. When you don’t, personality is something you seek to discover rather than create.

Check out Dr. Hardy’s website: benjaminhardy.com

Purchase a copy of Personality Isn’t Permanent: penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607021/personality-isnt-permanent-by-benjamin-hardy-phd

Read a summary of Personality Isn’t Permanent and how introverts can become more extroverted: medium.com/@godwinhschan/personality-isnt-permanent-an-introvert-s-experience-on-becoming-more-extroverted-f71a3eb01c2f?sk=ce957f49998de305a6875fcde8327108

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About the Podcast

Digital Introverts
The Digital Introverts podcast is a show where introverts share their success and failure stories and discuss how they thrive in the digital age. Host Godwin Chan and his guests chat about introversion as it relates to technology, culture, the future of work, mental health, leadership, and everything in between. This show is for introverts from all walks of life who are ready to just start and scale their next venture, whether it's a creative hobby, side hustle, small business, or startup.