Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Big 3-0

A Facebook comment from DJ Dan on the event of my 30th birthday:
Happy Birthday! Your personality is now set like plaster.
This was an allusion to the belief among some psychologists that your personality is "set like plaster" and basically impossible to change after age 30.

My reply:
Fuck! I had so much self-improvement planned for last night that I just didn't get around to.
An interesting reply, I think... perhaps not proving that personality is fixed at 30, but maybe in several ways illustrating that I have much self-improvement left to do. Let's hope the psychologists are wrong.

8 comments:

Esbee said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

I wish I was still as together as I was at 30.

sarahsouth said...

you rocked fox news. way to break into a new decade.

Esbee said...

sarah, what on earth were you doing watching Fox News?

-DW- said...

Hey, don't hold that against S.S... I had tipped her off that there was going to be a bit about my research on the local FOX affiliate... here's the video:

http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-whats-attractive-090707,0,2048685.story

SueMo said...

Oh my goodness! That is awesome. I know a local celebrity!

(I totally want a job where going to sites like Hot-or-Not is "research.")

Fabulous!
(and happy belated birthday!)

Esbee said...

DW, thank goodness. I thought I was going to have to organize an intervention. And frankly the menu was stumping me.

Esbee said...

Dear DW:

Are you deceased?

Worriedly,
Esbee

Pamphilia said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure your personality is still a little malleable, but it's a great one, so why mess with it? That said, I'd agree that there's some truth to fixing at 30, but probably more in terms of personal preferences than in personality. (i.e, you know your likes and dislikes aren't going to change, and probably your dislikes are going to grow until you're 40).