The Differences Between The Personalities Of A Youth And An Adult

769 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Just because a child behaves bad at a young age doesn’t mean that he/she will always behave bad even when he gets older. Many of us tend to believe in that a personality of a certain child will remain with him/her even when she gets older. That applies to some children and does not apply to other children. A research done by Joto, Christopher and Tackett, Jennifer has an answer to a belief that we still have.
Background information:
The research focused on how a child’s specific behavioral tendencies cohere into adolescence and how these traits develop across childhood. Not only this study focuses on child’s behavior for his future actions but also how it may affect him later in the future how it will relate to his social and health outcomes. The main goal of this particular research is to find the similarities and the differences between the personalities of a youth and an adult.
Body paragraph/result:
During the research, they have found two key points of adult personality structure. According to Christopher (2015), “First, adults’ traits are organized hierarchically, with broad, higher-order traits subsuming narrow, lower-order ones (Markon, 2009). Second, the Big Five trait dimensions—extraversion (sociability, assertiveness, energy level), agreeableness (compassion, politeness, trust in others), conscientiousness (organization, industriousness, reli-ability), neuroticism (anxiety, depressiveness, emotional volatility), and openness to…

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