1. Take a look at the material on sensation seeking on page 277-78. Do you consider yourself a sensation seeker? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your level of sensation seeking?
Ans : Sensation seekers are ones who need more arousal than others around them. I do consider myself a sensation seeker. I always want to learn more and do more than I am required to do. I love to multi-task and I am always looking for something to help me occupy my time with. I personally think a motivated, determined individual who is not lazy is a sensation seeker. The advantages of being the sensation seeker I am is I work at a faster pace than others and am always pushing myself to do better and be more than I already am. However, sometimes I can get myself into too much trouble than I can handle and it’s bad because I stress myself out for something that I originally caused. It can be a good talent but sometimes too much to handle.
2. How would you rate your own achievement motivation? Why? In what ways is this an advantage to you? In what ways is it a disadvantage?
Ans: I honestly believe I can do anything I set my mind to. However, sometimes I can be tired of doing the same routine or seeking too much leisure and not getting the job done. I feel like if I was given just a tad bit harder of a challenge, I can be such a smarter person. I am motivated when I set my mind to it. Otherwise I just get the job done, not seeking the over achievement. This is an advantage when I’m required to do something in a short time but also a disadvantage if I’m not so interested into it because I won’t put in my absolute one hundred percent effort.
3. What did you learn about yourself from reading about the trait theories of personality?
Ans: I learned that I’m a very odd person. I obtain so many different personalities at the same time it just doesn’t seem right. I am proud for being different but it amazes me how much of a personality I...