Important Events in the Life of a Young Person

There are important ages in young person’s life where they make transitions from one age group to the next. Many of these transitions are commemorated with a party or some type of an event to honor the young person. Following are few of the very important events that young people will have to mark their age transitions and go on to become adults.

Sweet 16 Party

The sweet 16 party is usually held for a girl and signifies her going from a girl to a young lady. The age was picked because at one point it was the legal age for many things that have since been moved to 18. Still 16 is an age when a young woman begins taking on some big responsibilities. She can drive and parents tend to pass more control on to kids this age. The party is usually a big one with friends attending either the afternoon or nighttime event. Music, food and non-alcoholic beverages are standard but no gifts are given.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

These are two coming of age parties for Jewish youth. According to formal Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they then become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah. For a girl, she becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 or 13 and also becomes accountable for her actions.

Before reaching this transitional age, the parents of the child hold the responsibility for the child’s actions. One the child reaches this age, the boys and girls bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and most importantly ethic. They are also now able to participate in all areas of Jewish community life.

Both the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are commemorated in a lavish ceremony that includes the relatives, close friends and peers of the children. The ceremony includes gift giving and music and often functions as a coming of age party for the young person. All in a   ll it is a happy and fun affair where kids can dance and sing and enjoy each other’s company

Prom

The prom is one of the biggest events in the life of a young person. It represents the opportunity for a young person to have their first date at a school sponsored party. High school juniors and seniors each have their own prom where they dress up and attend. The boys will each ask a girl to go to the prom and they will pick her up and escort her there and throughout the evening. Boys will typically wear suits and girls will dress in a long prom dress, and it is a very formal affair. The event will be chaperoned by teachers to make sure that everyone is safe and following rules.

When girls get a chance to get dressed in a prom dress and boys in a nice suit, the result is that they take a a level of seriousness that causes them to mature a bit. Not fully but it is certainly a good start and puts them on the right path.

18th Birthday

The 18th birthday is an important point in a young person’s life. It means that the person reaches many legal milestones the most prominent of which is the right to vote. The young person can also get a full driver’s license and can also drink alcohol legally. The age is usually commemorated with a party and when it does happen there is drinking and lots of fun.

These commemorative dates and parties are important to young people and helps them to be reminded that they are becoming adults with more responsibilities.

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How to Stay Safe While Riding Your Bicycle

Bicycles are a lot of fun to ride. In addtiion to a sense of freedom, you can also get some needed physical fitness and burn off some unwanted pounds. Some say that riding a bike allows you to get directly in touch with the natural part of life and move at a pace that is closer to what humans need to be calm and in control.

When you are riding a bicycle in the streets however you need to be aware and constantly look out for dangers because it is also a potentially hazardous past time. After all, you are on the road with motor vehicles and pedestrians. Sometimes the roads have specific bike lanes and other times it is paved and lit well, but most times this is not the case. And cars, trucks and motorcycles are usually looking to occupy the same space and are a dangerous to the bike rider.

Because of the dangers, the bicyclist must be extremely alert and if the bike rider is injured by a motor vehicle, needs to hire a reputable attorney for representation in a personal injury case. The bicyclists must hire a local attorney. So if the accident occurs in Portland Oregon, the bicyclist must hire a bicycle accident attorney in Portland, OR. But to avoid accident the bike rider needs to take extra precautions. Here are a few of the most important things a bicyclist needs to look out for on the road.

Distracted Drivers

Distracted drivers are becoming the largest cause of motor vehicle accidents. Distracted driving includes texting, phone calls, watching videos, and any other activities that cause a driver to not pay attention to what’s going on in the road. If a driver’s attention is taken away from driving for even a few seconds, the driver can become disoriented and cause an accident. Bicycle Riders must be tuned to any drivers that are not looking at the road and I was driving erratically because of it.

Impaired Drivers

Driving while impaired includes drivers who are drunk, under the influence of illegal drugs, and under the influence of prescription drugs that should not be taken while driving. These drivers I have poor hand eye coordination, slow reflexes, and I generally unaware of their surroundings. Funny when riding a bicycle around and impaired driver, it can be a very dangerous situation. If a bike rider sees a drivers swerving in and out of lanes or speeding up and slowing down for no reason, this may be an indication that the person is impaired. The bicycle Rider should immediately move to the side of the road and the way from that automobile.

Bad Weather

When it is rained or snowed, or is doing so currently, it is a very dangerous time for bicycle rider. The limited visibility, reduced traction, and increased stopping distances mean that both the bicycle Rider and any automobile will have a difficult time operating on the road. Bicyclists should take into account inclement weather and consider not riding on the roads until the weather improves. If the bicyclist must go out in bad weather, the road conditions must be taken into account. The bicycle should ride slower and keep greater distances between Motor Vehicles.

No matter how careful a bicyclist is on the road, there is always the chance that they will be an accident with a motor vehicle. If this happens, the bicyclist should hire a reputable attorney for representation and to gain compensation for any injuries and other negative effects from the accident.

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Having Fun and Adventure With Your Family is Easy This Holiday Season

The holidays are nearly upon us and this means that the family will be together for an extended period of time. School will be out and you will also likely have time off from work so parents and kids will be together and wanting to make good use of this time. The winter holidays are a great time to bring family together around fun and entertaining activities for you all to enjoy. Here are a few easy ways to make this the best holiday ever.

Visit a Disney Theme Park

A trip to a wonderful world of Disney theme park is an unforgettable, lifetime experience. The parks have been designed to fulfill every fantasy and desire that young people have. They are big, beautiful, and extremely larger than you can imagine. They have Disney characters walking throughout the park, and your favorite Disney merchandise is available for sale. Most importantly they have rides and attractions that are designed to thrill and fascinate young people. Many of the rides are Interactive, and others teach important things to young people about history, courage, and good ethics. The parks also have tons of things for adults to do, so won’t feel as if all you’ll be doing is standing around watching your kids have fun.

If you choose to go on a Disney vacation, buy your tickets online to avoid the queues. Disney is known for having very long lines so if you purchase tickets in advance online, you will do yourself a great service. You can buy tickets for all the Disney parks online, and also when you purchase this way, you receive a discount over what you would pay at the park. So order your vacation early and save some money as well.

Visiting Family

Most families don’t get enough time with their extended families, so anytime you can bring the kids and visit relatives; whether it’s cousins, grandparents, or others, it is the potential for wonderful vacation. If your extended family lives near you, you can plan events for the group to do together. In fact you can do things like going to theme parks, and cultural places where your group might enjoy the day and each other’s company.

Staying Home

When you talk about options for a holiday, one option is to stay home with your family. Since you’ll have time off your work, you can have uninterrupted time with the kids and spouse in an environment that you know very well. You can plan all sorts of activities that the family can do that may involve short-term trips which can occur during the day.

You can visit your local zoo, aquarium, museums, and other fun and interesting cultural places in and around your town. You can also have this type of vacation cheaply and it will allow you to spend your nights in your own bed. It may not be a glamour filled or super exciting, but the kids will appreciate that you are there and engage with them during the holiday.

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Why The European Super League Could Kill Football As We Know It

Money talks in football. Some people already say it talks too loudly; the past few years have seen transfer records shattered again and again, with the world’s top players changing hands for more than the entire GDP of some developing nations. TV money for the biggest leagues and clubs runs into the billions. Despite that, ticket prices for the average fan continue to rise in some countries even though the clubs charging for access are richer than ever. For a few fans, the game is already ‘gone’ – the connection between a town or city’s club and the people who live in the area has been broken, and too many players are more motivated by money than they are love of the game.

The perceived problem also extends to the boardroom. The world’s largest clubs are often owned by businessmen or huge corporations, many of whom have little or no interest in the sport, and either use the club as a form of personal entertainment, or means to expand upon their already massive wealth. With each passing season, the sport feels more and more like its out of the hands of the public, and securely within the grasp of big business.

If a report by German newspaper Der Spiegel is to be believed, that issue might be about to get even worse.

The European Super League

The paper claims to have seen evidence that many of Europe’s top clubs are preparing to create an annual European Super League, contested between themselves, at the exclusion of everybody else. There’s even been a suggestion that the interested clubs are willing to completely divorce themselves from their current national leagues and compete solely within this new league, thus reducing the quality of both their domestic league and the players in it.

The appeal is obvious. The European Champions League is the richest and most prestigious competition in club football. Only the World Cup can truly rival it in terms of size and appeal. All the biggest clubs want to be in it, all the greatest players want to play in it, and all the richest sponsors want their names to be plastered all over it. According to Der Spiegel’s report, the teams involved in this new league will be selected purely based on their cash value, their history of success, and their global profile. Instead of the occasional weekend fixture where Manchester United might be playing a lower ranked team at home like Cardiff City, they could be playing a team of the quality of Juventus or Inter Milan on a weekly basis. Real Madrid no longer need to worry about playing Levante; they’ll be up against Bayern Munich, or Chelsea. No more dud games. No more low stakes. Every game, every week of the season, will be high profile.

To the businessmen in charge of the idea, it makes all the sense in the world. If every game is huge, then they can demand more money from both sponsorship and television to broadcast it and be attached to it. The world’s biggest gambling firms are already involved in sponsoring football in all of Europe’s major leagues, but when they sign on the dotted line for their deals, none of them are truly relishing the prospect of sponsoring Fulham vs Brighton & Hove Albion. It’s the massive games that they want their brand to be connected to, and a European Super League would be like finding Queen Cleopatra’s gold every week. Big money sponsors aren’t in the habit of backing a loser. This idea wouldn’t have got off the ground if someone didn’t think it had potential.

Why Fans Lose Out

It’s the prestige and exclusivity of such a concept that puts fans off the idea. According to the draft plans that have been leaked so far, the league wouldn’t have any annual promotion or relegation; the teams are the teams, and would remain there every year much as they do in the American NFL, regardless of how well or poorly they performed. Eleven of the proposed sixteen teams would be ‘founder members’ with bulletproof status, with the remaining five being ‘invited guests’ who may or may not be replaced further down the line.

Firstly, creating such a structure removes the romantic thrill of a complete outsider winning the top prize from nowhere. Never again would we see a Leicester City story. Never again would we see a team come up from a lower league and suddenly compete at the top of the table. Competition would stagnate, and teams would become complacent and lazy.

Secondly, what makes the Champions League so great as it is right now is the fact that it’s an achievement just to get there, and the games are special. Entering the Champions League is the culmination of a season of hard work from the teams who qualify for it. Barcelona vs AC Milan is a special game because it doesn’t happen every week. The more we see a fixture, the less special it becomes. It wouldn’t take long before the all-star nature of the fixtures started to lose their luster. For the teams who seem likely to finish lower down the rankings of a European Super League – the Arsenals and Athletico Madrids of the world – it could damage the perception of them as a top class club, full stop.

The Association of European Leagues – a body which represents 900 clubs across 25 European countries – has already issued a statement condemning the proposal, and stating that the creation of this new league would harm the standing of their member clubs, take money away from teams who weren’t involved, and decrease the value of every individual country’s domestic competition. If all the money goes into the new Super League, there will be less going into the EPL, La Liga, Serie A and all the leagues below them. Television and sponsorship money will decrease. Clubs will, inevitably, go out of business.

European Super Leagues have been proposed, or at least discussed, a number of times since the 1990s. None have ever got off the ground, or progressed past the first couple of rounds of talks. This latest proposal seems to have a little more weight behind it, and has progressed to a farther point than perhaps any before it. It’s to be hoped, for the good of domestic club football, that someone pulls the plug before it’s too late.

European Super Leagues have been proposed, or at least discussed, a number of times since the 1990s. None have ever got off the ground, or progressed past the first couple of rounds of talks. This latest proposal seems to have a little more weight behind it, and has progressed to a farther point than perhaps any before it. It’s to be hoped, for the good of domestic club football, that someone pulls the plug before it’s too late. While we wait to see what happens with the Super League, fans can get their football fill with the UEFA Champions League which is available for streaming almost everywhere in the world.

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Five Ways to Prepare for Your Trip to Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada. Unlike any other city in the world, its typical image is entirely justified; lavish, brash, and utterly no-holds-barred. Vegas’ many events, museums, exhibitions, pools, restaurants and bars make it the most active city on the planet, and an absolute must-visit venue.

If you’re all booked up and ready to sample Vegas itself, there are a few pieces of preparation that can help you along and make the trip that little bit easier. Take a look at our five tips of what to do ahead of your big trip to Vegas.

Reserve your hotel online

Before doing anything else, you need to book your hotel. Hotel rates are notoriously high on the desk in Vegas, and it will save you valuable time and money trawling from hotel to hotel scouring the city for an acceptable price. Contrary to popular belief, not all of the hotels boast casinos, and you can always find the one that matches where you want to stay and how much you want to spend. Aside from the big name hotels, there are a handful of hostels and slightly cheaper options to consider.

Buy your tickets online

As already discussed, there are a huge number of things to do in Vegas, so much so that the length of queues can be excruciating. Buying your tickets online can save a lot of time and also money which, if you’re on a budget, can be a great thing. What’s more, you’ll be able to choose the day and time you want to visit the place. Take the time to sample places like The Mob Museum, Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio, the High Roller, and many more, all of which have the possibility for you to buy your tickets in their website.

 

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Research where to eat and drink

Before going to Vegas, a little something you can do to avoid disappointment is research your options of where eat and drink. This can be incredibly helpful if you want to refuel in places that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, and pre-booking a restaurant or two can prevent long waiting times. With just a little look at some Vegas restaurant reviews you can’t go wrong – there are many places to eat or drink.

Practise your table skills

Vegas is of course well-known as the gambling capital of the world, with a host of the finest casinos on the planet available to enjoy. If you are one of the millions of tourists that visit Vegas in order to take advantage of these lavish venues, you can prepare yourself by playing in an online casino, either with cash or the industry phenomenon bitcoin. Fortunately, there’s a lot of information available regarding these online casinos, such as how you can deposit bitcoin in a casino, how to withdraw bitcoin, and much more.

Going on thrill rides

If you want to ride on a roller coaster in Vegas, then you can visit some thrill rides that will prepare you. By doing this, you will know what to expect when riding on a roller coaster. In Vegas, you will find the New York, New York roller coaster that is based on the iconic New York subway. If you live near a theme park it’s worth taking a day out to test your fright threshold and test out what sort of rides you enjoy. It will save a few screams in the long term!

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Vegas is the home of fun and extravagance, and it’s near-impossible to have an underwhelming experience. With a little preparation for your trip to the entertainment capital of the world and discovering what to do and what to see, you can save precious time and money while you’re there.

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Discovering the best casinos in Ontario

Fallsview is one of best casinos in Ontario

Planning a trip to Ontario, but want to make some time for some gaming along the way? Fortunately, there are many excellent establishments in Canada’s most populated province. In this post, we’ll review some our favorite places to gamble in this diverse corner of North America.

A little rusty when it comes to table games? Boot up https://www.casinogames.ca/ before crossing over into Canada, and you’ll be able to get up to speed on the rules of your favorite games.

Caesars Windsor

Opened as the first casino in Ontario in 1994, Caesars Windsor has had plenty of experience catering to gaming crowds in this province.

In the years when the Canadian dollar was worth significantly less than the American dollar, this property enjoyed a great deal of business from gamblers in SE Michigan, and with exchange rates being favorable again these days, it is a great place to begin your gaming adventures in Ontario.

Poker players will love their nightly tournaments, and their Summer Blowout Series offers four events where thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs.

Additionally, they have a sports book which gives you the chance to lay down a bet on the game, while high rollers will love the high-limit table games on offer here.

Casino Rama (Orillia)

Want to go on a gaming holiday while getting away from the city in the process? Spend your vacation at Casino Rama. Located in beautiful Orillia, it is surrounded by countless spectacular lakes that provide ample opportunities for relaxation.

As for the resort itself, there are plenty of gaming options, with 2,500 slot machines (everything from fruit machines to one that is themed after Game of Thrones), 100 tables with all your favorite games, plus more exotic games like pai gow, sic bo, and baccarat being available to gamers.

Fallsview Casino Resort (Niagara Falls)

Want to pair a visit to one of the top attractions in Canada with some world-class gaming? Booking a room at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls is the way to go.

Awake with a view of the Horseshoe Falls and enjoy that same view while having brunch at the Grand Buffet, buy some gifts for the folks back home at on-site shops, and then hit the casino in an attempt to freeroll your entire vacation.

When you decide to hit the tables, you will have many amazing options to choose from: from themed slot machines that can be played from $0.01 to $100 per pull to a poker room that attracts the WPT once per year, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.

Casino Niagara (Niagara Falls)

Fallsview not have enough action for you? Fortunately, Casino Niagara provides an alternative to gamers in Niagara Falls.

With 1,300 slot machines and a 24-hour poker room, it is a very popular spot for local risk takers, but its most unique quality can be found in the pit.

As far as we can see, Casino Niagara is the only gaming establishment in Ontario that offers you the chance to play the game of War against a dealer.

As one of the simplest games of chance out there, those looking to flip metaphorical coins against the house will want to give this game a try.

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Most Awaited TV Shows and Movies of 2017

Each a vast amount of hotly awaited shows and movies which are yet to be released, which we simply cannot wait for. Today we are going to take a look at the year’s most anticipated new entertainment offerings and when exactly you can expect them to hit your screen. Without further ado, let’s see which movies to watch and which TV shows you should be looking out for.

Pirates of the Caribbean

It has been over 4 years since the fourth installment of Disney’s swashbuckling pirate adventure franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean and this year will see the eagerly awaited 5th film. Johnny Depp returns in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Dead Men Tell No Tales going up against Javier Bardem who plays the man going after Sparrow. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley also return to the fold as William Turner and Elizabeth Swan after both were notable absentees in the the 4th installment. The film is released on May 26th and early indication show that it will be another box office smash hit.

House of Cards: Season 5

Netflix’s own House of Cards is one of the most eagerly awaited TV shows of the year and on May 30th, Kevin Spacey and Robin  Wright will return to our screens as President and First Lady Underwood. If the trailer is anything to go by, season 5 looks set to feature all of the underhand moves, backstabbing, scheming, plotting and shocks that we have become accustomed to throughout the first 4 seasons of the show. In a recent interview, Wright suggested that Donald Trump has “stolen all of our ideas” which should give you an indication of exactly what to expect in the next season of this entertaining political drama.

Game of Thrones: Season 7

The Game of Thrones series has been smashing TV show records ever since its inception and it is a show which has more twists and turns than anyone could prepare themselves for. Season 7 hits screens on July 16th and looks set to be an absolute smash as we watch the rival factions and families seek to earn the right to sit on the iron throne. Expect love, murder, war and treachery in the next season of this exciting medieval fantasy.

Transformers The Last Knight

The upcoming Transformers movie looks set to be one of the darkest of the franchise yet with humans and machines at war with one another and no Optimus Prime to save them. An unlikely alliance is all that can save the world and the key to human’s survival lies in a dark, historic secret. Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade Yeager and so too does Anthony Hopkins in his role as Professor Oxford. Fans of all ages will be highly excited to see the new Transformers movie which hits screens on the 21st of June.

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How to Make The Most Out Of Online Gaming

I have loved playing video games for as long as I can remember and I have been a fanboy for the Atari, the MegaDrive and the Playstation throughout the years. Each time I bought a new console I was always amazed with the improvements that were made and each time that I thought games companies couldn’t go one better, they would always surprise me.

As the world of video gaming has changed, so have I and these days I love nothing more than playing online. I started playing online when my buddy Sam Zherka moved away from our town, I had been worried that our HALO sessions had come to an end but then we realized that we could still button bash together, despite the distance. I now do most of my gaming online, at least when I get a minute away from the kids, and here are some ways that you can do it too.

Linking Up Consoles

I have been both an xBox and a Playstation fan throughout the years and both offer a brilliant online portal where you can connect with other players across the World. This adds an awesome element of gaming and it means that you can do as I did and play with your buddies even when you aren’t together or playing with someone in an entirely different country and timezone. Almost every game under the sun for modern consoles has the ability to be played across the internet so regardless of whether you love sports games or strategy games, there is a chance for you to connect online.

Retro Gaming

There are fantastic websites which you can use to play all of the old, retro classics that we all fell in love with. The games are exactly the same as they were back then and are played through something called an emulator. The cost of retro consoles such as the MegaDrive and the SNES have gone crazy in recent years as retro has become ‘cool’. To avoid paying crazy prices for old consoles or games simply get online and enjoy some of those old games like Earthworm Jim, Shinobi, Duck Hunt or Super Mario.

Community Gaming

Personally I do not have the time to dedicate to it but many of my friends play for hours and hours on community-based online games such as World of Warcraft. These strategy games utilize thievery best of the internet and you play in teams that are made up of huge communities people from all over the World. Whilst I don’t play these games, I would if I had the chance as I love the idea of a huge gaming community coming together to enjoy themselves. If you love strategy and want to be part of an awesome gaming community then these are the types of games that you should be looking to play. Just be careful, days will slip away from you with ease once you start to get involved.

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Yes, You Can Try Phone Sex For Free

If you love phone sex or are simply interested in it, you’ll want to keep reading.

Hot Erotic Conversations

As Mary Tallant, longtime phone sex industry expert at Phone Sex Fantasia explains, “Phone sex lines can offer you the chance to have the hottest sexual conversations with beautiful women for as long as you want. No subject is off limits with most of these hotlines, so you won’t have to worry about being limited when it comes to what kinds of conversations you can have.”

If you want a way to enjoy and explore some of your deepest erotic fantasies, these phone sex lines definitely offer one of the best ways to do just that.

Pricing

Most phone sex sites are transparent about pricing. The rates vary from line to line, which is why you will need to take the time to see how much each one costs. You won’t be required to spend anything as long as you are within the free trial period, but after that normal rates apply.

Try before you commit

The free trials that each phone sex line offers will help you to decide which one you will get the most pleasure from using. Not all of these phone sex lines might be right for you, which is why it’s highly recommended that you take advantage of at least a couple different phone lines’ trials. The length of the trial period will depend on the hotline, and they can be as short as 2 minutes or as long as 30 minutes.

A variety of Packages

Most phone sex lines offer a number of different packages that you can take advantage of. These packages typically consist of a certain amount per 10 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes. This means that you will almost certainly be able to get your needs met no matter what. Whether you just want to stay on the phone a few minutes or over an hour, these hotlines can accommodate your needs.

The fact is that phone sex is still something that many people all over the world enjoy on a regular basis, and there are lots of great options that you should explore. The free trials that are offered by these hotlines will provide you with an effective way to select a certain one that you will enjoy the most. The more trials you take advantage of, the closer you will ultimately come to selecting a certain line. Keep in mind that each phone sex line is different in one way or another, so it is important to review the details about each one before making a choice.

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Does Your Personality Change throughout Your Life? If So, Can You Control It?

Fact: Major Changes Take Place in Personality As You Mature

Long-held theory on personality is that it is intransigent to change. It is assumed that our personalities are developed in childhood, and fixed for life. Outgoing personalities remain so, introverted personalities remain so, aggressive personalities remain so, and calm personalities remain so, and so forth. But new research from Sanjay Srivastava PhD goes counter to the grain of conventional wisdom. Extensive research was conducted on 132,515 adults between the ages of 21 and 60. Over their lifespan, the top 5 personality traits were studied. These include neuroticism, extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. Quite surprisingly, there were major changes in personality as people aged. The most notable changes in personality took place with those who are disciplined, organized, and led structured lives. This aspect of personality increased with age, as people’s careers started to blossom in their personal lives developed.

Another important personality trait that showed dramatic change over the years was affability. People are generally more inclined to be kindhearted and affable after the age of 30, according to the study. This trend continued throughout later years, particularly among women, but was present in men too. Not all aspects of personality are as likely to change as others. For example, extroverted personality behavior and neurotic personality behavior showed gender discrepancies. Younger women generally scored higher than men in those departments. Over time however, that gap narrowed. Of course, the personality factors that were studied online and in person are subject to demographic, locational, cultural, and other factors.

Can You Up the Ante by Playing to Your Personality Strengths?

Interesting data has been collected over time, and there is compelling evidence to suggest that success is possible with all personality types. Nowhere is this more evident than competitive gaming. Poker remains the most glaring example of how a specific personality can succeed, regardless of the conditions. This is called playing to your personality strengths. A risk-averse player can be as successful as an aggressive player in the game of poker. A great example of this is Bruno Politano. This poker champ has always played his cards close to his chest, and he has won an incredible $1,185,614 to date. He maintains that despite the situation, every play should be deliberate and the least amount of risk should be taken. His deliberate plays are closely associated with the organized personality type. Otherwise known as The Rock, Bruno believes that variance is less important than knowledge in games of poker. This dovetails perfectly with his personality and game plan.

Can You Control Personality Changes?

All personalities have strengths and weaknesses. For many of us, it would be desirable to be able to control our personalities by being less aggressive, more assertive, extroverted or impassioned about certain things. The fact of the matter is that no single personality is best for all situations. What is preferable is the right emotions and behavior at the right time. Many folks wish for a different personality type such as an extroverted personality if they are introverted. Other folks wish that they were more organized and disciplined when they live in a haphazard laissez-faire sort of way. Can you possibly change your personality type? While personality cannot really be changed too much, if at all, our traits can be adapted to meet our life challenges. In other words, our environment directly impacts the traits and behaviors inherent in our personality. In a stressful situation, we may rely more on our organizational skills and diligence to succeed than we do on our introverted nature.

This makes us appear to be assertive when we are inherently shy. Another great example is the difference between our work lives and our social lives. At work, we may be inclined to be assiduous and detail oriented, organized and structured. Outside of work, we may enjoy cutting loose and being hedonistic. Which is the true personality type? Are they mutually exclusive? It should be pointed out that a sociable person may not necessarily be an extrovert. Somebody who is affable to others in public may not be an extrovert by nature. By contrast, an introvert who is sociable may be mistaken for an extrovert. We learn certain behaviors, and character traits from our interactions with our environment.  Consider these as your shadow traits, and careful management of them will be conducive to a happier existence.

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