Sensation Seeking and Adolescence
All situational factors being equal, individuals still differ in their risk-taking behavior. Some are more inclined to engage in risks, others less so. Some engage in risks quite thoughtlessly no matter what the consequences might be, while others accept the risk but attempt to minimize it while indulging in rewarding but risky activities. Personality traits must be defined to describe, predict, and eventually explain such internal causes for inter-individual differences in propensity for taking risks and the style thereof.
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