Can my talents change?
Because talents are naturally enduring, it is unlikely that your talents will change significantly over the course of your life. However, by shifting your focus and acquiring new skills and knowledge to capitalize on your greatest talents in different ways, you can develop new strengths.
Personality research reveals that your talents are most unstable when you are a child, but when you become an adult, they are remarkably consistent. If you have prevalent Empathy talents as a young adult, in all likelihood, you will have prevalent Empathy talents later in life. A Strategic teenager most likely will be a Strategic senior.
However, this does not mean that you won't change during the course of your life. You surely will change in some respects. Your values, the moral compass that focuses your life, will point you in different directions at age 20 than at age 60. Also, your self-awareness will deepen as you age, making you less defensive about your lesser talents and more sophisticated about where and how to apply your greatest talents. Nevertheless, how you naturally feel, think, and behave almost certainly will remain the same. As your life progresses, you more fully develop who you already are.