Parenting the Millennial Generation: Guiding Our Children Born between 1982 and 2000

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Personality Protective Factors
Have you ever said that someone has a [good personality?] What exactly did you mean by that? It's one of those things that you sort of know intuitively but might be at a loss to define. Most psychologists agree that personality refers to the unique combination of attitudes, interests, and behavioral and emotional traits that seem to endure over a long period of time. One psychologist defined it for me as [a set of patterns of relating to the world.]Over the years, there have been many attempts to measure personality. Decades ago, one psychologist proposed an idea that different body types were predisposed to certain personality traits. Rounder people were more likely to be jolly and gregarious, for example. Although these kinds of simplistic explanations are most certainly out of vogue, there continues to be a lot of interest in studying and measuring personality.In recent years, some researchers have taken the information from multiple personality tests, put them into a big statistical stew, and determined that there are five clusters of personality traits that seem to consistently emerge from all the data. They've come up with a few tests that, in the tradition of good psychological testing, have obscure initials, such as the NEO-PI, the BFI, the TDA, and others. You don't need to know the tests as much as you need to know what they measure. The Big Five, as these traits are now called, are
Conscientiousness—the pattern of being responsible, dependable, and orderly
Openness—the trait of being an independent, divergent, and imaginative thinker
Extraversion—the tendency to be social, outgoing, talkative, and to positively assert
Agreeableness—the quality of being cooperative, trusting, and easy-going
Neuroticism—the inclination to experience frequent negative and upsetting emotions

People who score highly on these traits usually react a certain way in certain situations. For example, a person who scores highly in conscientiousness

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1: Who is This Millennial Generation? 1
  • 2: A Whole New World 11
  • 3: What, Me Worry 19
  • 4: Ten Traits of Good Parents 27
  • 5: Kids with a Hope and a Future 43
  • 6: Risk Factors 51
  • Introduction to Protective Factors 63
  • 7: Emotional Protective Factors 67
  • 8: Cognitive Protective Factors 81
  • 9: Academic Protective Factors 97
  • 10: Personality Protective Factors 111
  • 11: Social Protective Factors 125
  • 12: Family Protective Factors 135
  • My Last Gasp 145
  • References and Further Reading 147
  • Index 159
  • About the Author 163
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