Is improving your personality a moral duty or a category confusion?
Maybe we all need a change of character. A growing field of ‘volitional personality change’ casts doubt on the alleged difference between character and personality traits. Researchers found that when people’s personalities do change, is mostly influenced by whether they actively want to change. Philosopher T. Ryan Byerly reflects on why this means that it may be a moral duty to do so if you want to change your personality.