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Can writing for long time change one's personality? Please share your experienc

  1. rosika profile image76
    rosikaposted 6 years ago

    Can writing for long time change one's personality?  Please share your experience.

    Can writing make one more happy? can writing help with getting out of psychological issues such as depression? Can writing change one's mood, thought process?

  2. go-barbara-go profile image82
    go-barbara-goposted 6 years ago

    I don't think it changes your personality for the worst. Depression is a case to case basis. It's more of an effect of some other things that you do during writing, but writing in itself is therapeutic. It allows you to express yourself even if you don't have the chance to talk to anybody,any person about it. It's true, writing changes your mood from time to time as you read more topics to write about. Sometimes you get saddened about bad news, or you get excited the next minute about an exciting news. The thing is you have the capacity to translate these moods into something that entertains your readers, and being a writer what entertains them makes you happy. It also broadens your perspective at the same time develop your analytic skills. It makes you less judgmental, as you open up your mind to all possibilities.
    In this sense, writing improves your personality for the better.

  3. Teylina profile image59
    Teylinaposted 6 years ago

    I don't think it changes one's personality. I think it simply perhaps brings one or more other facets of a personality as one continues to write, because they accumulate experiences and provocative thoughts from what they've already written, or what they read, or they situation. The personality is already there.

  4. forall profile image61
    forallposted 6 years ago

    It depends. If you write what you have in mind, it will never do a single change for you. But if while writing you try to gather the max of information about the topic you chose, then it would change because you'll be sharing with the others after reading their own experiences or opinions.
    About mood, some people find in writing a way to leave the burden that hurts caused so writing definitely changes their mood.

  5. profile image68
    Writer Chuckposted 6 years ago

    I don't think so.  i can only relate to you my own tendencies. If I'm depressed I tend to concentrate more on the very things that depress me. I suppose if you are disciplined enough you could write yourself out of your depression but I don't think so.

  6. JKenny profile image93
    JKennyposted 6 years ago

    I've actually experienced a surge in confidence and self esteem, and I believe its mostly down to writing and all of the great feedback I've had. It gives you a real buzz and inspires you to write more. That's my personal experience anyway.

  7. Diana Lee profile image83
    Diana Leeposted 6 years ago

    Writing can certainly change one's mood and control depression.  Writing poetry especially can help express feelings otherwise locked up inside us. It somehow comforts the soul. Check out this hub as to why I write poems:http://diana-lee.hubpages.com/hub/A-LONELY-HEART-WAITS

    Writing anything with a passion will make one happy. I have explored many topics and many genres. I'm finding myself as I work on the voice I want to incorporate into each style. The more practice I get the more inspiration I gather from my audience as to their valuable comments.

  8. Voronwe profile image60
    Voronweposted 6 years ago

    Writing definitely changes one's perspective and helps in developing it - you begin to see things, people's lives...our life differently. I don't know about getting out of depression but writing certainly can be a portal to extreme escapism.
    For me - Writing my characters and their stories make me happy - changes my mood and so on. I've learnt a lot about myself along the way and sometimes, re-reading a written record of your realizations and observations can help provide answers or confidence.
    Whether you write only for yourself or to share with people, writing does affect perception but in a good way.