“Be all you can be,” the Army tells potential recruits. The military promises personal reinvention. But does it deliver?
A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that personality does change a little after military service — German conscripts come out of the military less agreeable than their peers who chose civilian service.
It’s hard to do long-term studies on how personalities change…
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