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Friendly and Convivial: Healthy or Trivial?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Chapter 3 Longevity Project

Chapter 3 of The Longevity Project details the ways sociability can both help and hurt longevity and the lack of association between childhood sociability and a long life. Being sociable can result in healthy enthusiasm and social connectedness, but also … Continue reading

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Ch.2 & Ch.3

These two chapters highlighted the benefits of conscientious and of being cautious in social situations.¬† The third chapter spoke on how the participants in the study who were less social had the tendency to live longer and that this was … Continue reading

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