How does one change their personality/attitude? I'd like to change some things about myself, always tried but never stuck. I can be a dick, I don't really hide what I feel. I used to be the nice, always help everyone out. Learned after the fact when I needed help, those people weren't there to help me. I was picked on in high school, and that didn't help to my attitude either. Pretty much, I was picked on and those people were mean. I started being a dick back to them and they say "OMG you're a fucking asshole." Wait a minute, you were calling me names earlier and I say something back to you and I'm an asshole? Anyway, I'd like to change my attitude and not really sure how other than keeping my mouth shut but it doesn't fix the thoughts still running through my head. Without having to go a psychiatrist, how does one change their personality?