Category Archives: Chapter 2

Long Live the Prudent and Persistent

Chapter 2 and 3

Something I found very interesting was that people with specific personalities develop various habits. For example, in the novel conscientious individuals tend to live longer because they do more things to protect their health and engage in fewer activities that … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | Comments Off on Chapter 2 and 3

Chapter 2 & 3

Before reading these chapters, I had not really considered the importance of conscientiousness in regards to longevity. It makes sense to think that a person who makes conscientious decisions will live a longer, more stable life, but I would have … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | 2 Comments

Chapter 2

I thought this chapter was interesting because of how it opened and drew the reader in, by telling us that the personality trait, conscientiousness, leads to longevity. Conscientiousness includes being: prudent, sensible, well-organized, responsible, persistent, not being impulsive or carefree. … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2 | 3 Comments

Roberson – Chap 2 and 3

The main claim of chapter 2, that prudent, conscientious individuals have longer longevity is not a surprising find to me. As the author puts it, being conscientiousness and prudent means one is persistent, thrifty, detail oriented, and responsible about his … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | 2 Comments

Chapter 2 & 3

Chapter 2 went into greater detail on why the best childhood personality predictor of longevity was conscientiousness. Before reading this book, I had never thought that high conscientiousness might be a reason that certain individuals live longer than others. I … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | Comments Off on Chapter 2 & 3

Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 summaries

In Chapter 2, Friedman and Martin discussed how conscientiousness plays a part in longevity of life. After reviewing the research of Terman, the authors discovered a correlation between conscientiousness and length of life. Individuals who were higher in¬†conscientiousness were less … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | Comments Off on Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 summaries

Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 Discussion

Chapter 2 describes conscientiousness as a critical predictor for longevity. This was a foreseeable finding in my mind, and I’m sure many others were also unsurprised by it. I already anticipated that conscientious individuals would have higher organizational skills, lower … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | 2 Comments

Chapter 2-3

These two chapters focused on how conscientiousness is the best predictor of longevity, not sociability. There were 3 reasons behind this: conscientious people are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, are less prone to diseases, and set themselves up … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | 3 Comments

Chapter 2 Reflection

Chapter two reveals the link between conscientiousness and longevity.¬† This makes sense as those who are disciplined in their lives attempt to accomplish the goals that they have made. It is interesting to see how the personality trait changes in … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2 | 1 Comment

Chapter 2 + 3

First of all, I found it really interesting that conscientiousness would prove to be the greatest predictor of length of life. I feel like people rarely consider this an important trait, and it seems to be rarely gauged in personality … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 2, Chapter 3 | Comments Off on Chapter 2 + 3