Can psychedelics change your personality?

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore whether or not a psychedelic medicine can change your personality.  They discuss the following topics:

(2:24) Alter states for altered traits
(3:03) Nature vs Nurture
(7:00) Difference between personality and temperament
(9:00) Jerome Kagan's, PhD, work on the link between temperament and personality development
(9:40) Personality theories of the early psychoanalysts, Freud, Jung, and Adler
(14:04) "Ego" and how psychedelic medicine can lead to personality changes
(18:05) Why personality changes are so difficult
(21:20) The concept of "do your own research"
(23:55) How your decisions and what you focus on shapes personality development
(25:47) Why change can be hard
(28:39) Phineas Gage and how brain injury and disease affect personality
(33:39) How to we measure personality traits?
(35:35) Jordan Peterson's Understand Myself personality test
(38:05) "Dandelion" vs "Orchid" children
(42:58) How psychedelics are correlated with personality factor changes
(51:00) Playing to your strengths rather than trying to be someone you are not
(52:00) Quiet, by Susan Cain

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.


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