Personality isn’t Permanent-Dr. Benjamin Hardy-24


This month I am thrilled to talk to Dr Benjamin Hardy author of the new book Personality isn’t Permanent. I have been looking forward to this conversation for a long time as regular listeners know Dr. Hardy is the first of my “White Whale” guests that I have landed and it was a pleasure to talk to him.


Dr. Benjamin Hardy 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

He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando.


Personality isn't Permanent

Personality Isn’t Permanent debunks the pervasive myths of personality that have captured pop culture. For example, personality tests like Myers-Briggs and 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.

Some of the other items we discussed

Malcolm Gladwell
Made famous the 10,000 hour rule of practice we discussed in the show. You need to do something over and over again before you can be really good at it, but that means your early work is going to be disappointing.

Ellen Langer
Her work on mindfulness and personality has been a great influence on Dr. Hardy. I hope to read these books as soon as possible.

If you like this show you should also listen to :

Perry Maughmer
The Dunning Kruger Effect
Prolific over Perfect – which was inspired by Dr. Hardy

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