Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Personality trait that will take you far - English Lesson

We all want to be famous and be successful.  Wouldn't it be nice if there was one magic personality trait that would be a good predictor?  Well, there is.  

Read this article and be prepared to discuss it with your English teacher (me) 

  http://time.com/3136568/science-points-to-the-single-most-valuable-personality-trait/

Key Terms
conscientiousness
primary dimensions
lifespan
cradle to grave
vigilant
five-factor model of personality
deliberation 
predictive
concurrently
Neuroticism
long-wed couples.
longevity
structured
repressed 
correlated
delay of gratification
negative association
blunt
tact

Questions
According to the article, what does conscientiousness mean?  
What do conscientious people excel at? 
How do they approach a difficult task? 
What are the health benefits? 
How are they rewarded in school and work? 
What is the drawback of conscientious people?  
Can you be conscientious and creative? 
Can you teach a child to be conscientious? 

Are you a conscientious person? Why or why not? 
What creative activities do you do? 
How do you integrate all your different activities? 
How does society reward conscientious people? 
How does it punish creative people?  
Can you change your personality traits? Why or why not? 


Case Study
Name a famous person that you admire. Is that person a conscientious person, or a creative person? What other personalitiy traits does this person have? How did that person become famous?  What special thing can they do? Would you like to do the same thing?  How long did it take for fame to come to this person?  How much help did this person receive?  

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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