Your personality at age six is your personality for life.
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside compared teacher personality ratings of 144 elementary students in the 1960s to interviews those same students completed 40 years later. They found that behaviors observed by the teachers when the students were in first grade were almost always predictive of their personality in middle age.
“We remain recognizably the same person,” concluded Christopher Nave, who authored the study. “This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts.”
So why is it, if our personality is set at age 6, you don’t see more adults walking around with juice boxes?