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  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
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    Question When personality 'ripens'?

    Hi all,
    Would you please give me a verb to collocate with 'personality' meaning 'to complete'? The example being, '...adulthood is a time when personality (becomes complete)...'

    ['ripen' and 'mature' might be used in this case, but I was looking for a verb that suggests 'completion'.]

    Many thanks!

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    Re: When personality 'ripens'?

    ... becomes fully developed.
    ... develops fully.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  3. Editor,
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    Re: When personality 'ripens'?

    Matures works well for me- it suggest fruition but doesn't suggest that the person had ossified.

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