In my own definition, personality represents a set of perceptual biases or commitments. We know that the brain not only organizes our perceptions, it also generates them. It’s more a novelist (actively creating narratives and storylines) than a personal secretary (passively recording the accounts that are dictated to it by its boss, the environment).
Well, personality type is a bit like that novelist’s writing style. Some writers like to emphasize world-building and descriptions of physical setting and environment. Others prefer to focus on character-development and psychological aspects. Still others are most interested in moral and political subtext and allegory.
A competent writer can do all of these, but will often have a kind of ‘comfort zone’ that they start from and then later expand out to fill in other parts. That’s similar to the brain/mind’s personality biases. They’re like an organizational comfort zone. That comfort zone confers a certain style to the narratives, perceptions, etc., that are generated by that brain/mind. Voila, the personality type.
Subliminals also work to influence how we generate and relate to perceptions, narratives, decisions, and so on. So they are working in the same realm as personality.
A person’s current personality set-up is like their starting point, it’s ‘Point A’, and the subliminal then encourages movement and transformation towards your personal ‘Point B’.
There’s this paradox in personal change that says, if you want a person (or a mind) to change, first accept it completely. When it feels accepted and understood, its defenses and stubborn fixedness will lower, and change will begin to happen naturally.
I think the same should apply when it comes to subliminals and personality growth. This may be a principle that would enable more efficient work with subliminals. Meet your personality where it is and help it to heal and be validated. Then begin to carry it to its next, closest logical step of development. Once things are in motion, then you can consider more ambitious changes.
Just some ideas to get it rolling.