Your ideas, the way you think, your priorities in life, your emotions all comprise your personality.
If you want to be happy, you need to understand and accept yourself the way you are.
You can take a personality test to help you figure out what kind of personality you have.
There are many of these are available online and in different books.
How much do you really about know yourself? Think about what are the things that are important for you? Put all expectations aside for a minute and think about what you really want to do, what would make you happy? Knowing yourself better is important and will serve you well.
For example, if you were looking for a job, you don't want to get stuck with something that you don't enjoy doing.
You'll spend a lot of your time at work so it really important to do something you love.
You'll be more successful and feel good about going to work.
Knowing yourself builds confidence and also helps you accept other people as they are.
It will help you develop an open mind.
You'll get along better with you co-workers and enjoy people more anywhere you go.
Overall, you can have better relationships.
Of course it's important to do things that are important for you and that make you happy.
If you are an introvert, it's Okay to regularly spend quality time by yourself.
You might enjoy keeping a diary, if you are uncomfortable sharing your deeper thoughts with other people.
Don't hesitate to stand by what you believe in and be who you are.
Another helpful thing to be happy is develop a constructive hobby.
If you are introvert you don't have to succumb to peer pressure and compulsively spend time with people.
Learn how to say no.
Draw healthy boundaries around yourself and your space when you need to.
Extroverts on the other hand should get involved in group activities like theatre for example.
Do new things and learn new things whenever possible.
Don't hesitate to experiment.
Stay in regular touch with your friends and family.
If you have any introvert friends learn to accept them as they are.
In your growing up years, a lot of things that are going on around you, go into shaping your personality.
Some experts also believe that a lot of genetic factors go into making you who you are.
But the important thing is to accept yourself the way you are.
Life is a journey.
There will always be certain things about yourself that you don't like, so of course you can try to make minor changes for self improvement.
It's great to read books and listen to CDs on Self improvement..
Have Fun and Accept Your own Unique Personality!