Reflection Module 9: #15 Health Habits OR #16 The Big Five Personality Traits

Choose 1 of the following prompts.

1. Your title is the title of the prompt.

2. Write at least 100 words in at least 6 sentences.  You may write more than one paragraph.  DO NOT USE BULLET POINTS.



  • SUBMIT your Reflection before the deadline on the Course Calendar.
  • See the Rubric in Eagle Online Canvas for the scoring details.
  • Remember to write a total of at least 150 words in standard academic English. Write in a narrative style using paragraphs (not bullet points). Write your reply in the textbox; do not add attachments.
  • Your work must be original—do NOT plagiarize the textbook or the researchers. Paraphrase the information in the book, do NOT copy it. You may use no more than one quotation from the textbook in your answer. You are not required to use a quote, but if you use a quote, put it in quotation marks, and put the page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence.
  • Please use headings in bold to begin each section.

You can DO this!


#15 Health Habits

Think of your current lifestyle.

  • What health habits do you follow that will enhance the quality of your life and your longevity?
  • What health habits do you need to acquire to live longer and healthier?
  • Why do you and other adults find it so difficult to follow good health habits?
  • What can you do to help yourself change these poor habits?
  • Do you have any family history of disease or early death that would encourage you to do so?


#16 The “Big Five” Personality Traits

Think about your personality. According to McCrae and Costa, some basic elements of our personality do not change over the life span. These five factors are described in the following chart:





calm, relaxed, satisfied with self, clear-cut personality, prides self on objectivity

thin-skinned, basically anxious, irritable, guilt-prone


emotionally bland, avoids close relationships, overcontrol of impulses, submissive

talkative, gregarious, socially poised, behaves assertively


favors conservative values, judges in conventional terms, uncomfortable with complexities, moralistic

values intellectual matters, rebellious, nonconforming, unusual thought processes, introspective


critical, skeptical, shows condescending behavior, tries to push limits, expresses hostility directly

sympathetic, considerate, warm, compassionate, arouses liking, behaves in a giving way


eroticizes situations, unable to delay gratification, self-indulgent, engages in fantasy, daydreams

behaves ethically, dependable, responsible, productive, has high aspiration levels

Describe your personality.

  • Do you think it has been this way since you were young?
  • Do you believe you will stay this way the rest of your life?
  • Explain why you agree or disagree.

Source: McCrae, R. R. & Costa, P. T. (1990). Personality in adulthood. New York: Guilford.