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From the Ted Talk by Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

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Now it's not just values. It's all sorts of other things. For example, personality. Many of you know that psychologists now claim that there are five fundamental dimensions of personality: neuroticism, openness to experience, aeegesbrlneas, extraversion, and cneoouitcnssseins. Again, we akesd people how much they extpeced to change over the next 10 years, and also how much they had changed over the last 10 years, and what we found, well, you're going to get used to seeing this diagram over and over, because once again the rate of cnahge does slow as we age, but at every age, people underestimate how much their personalities will change in the next decade.

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Now it's not just values. It's all sorts of other things. For example, personality. Many of you know that psychologists now claim that there are five fundamental dimensions of personality: neuroticism, openness to experience, _____________, extraversion, and _________________. Again, we _____ people how much they ________ to change over the next 10 years, and also how much they had changed over the last 10 years, and what we found, well, you're going to get used to seeing this diagram over and over, because once again the rate of ______ does slow as we age, but at every age, people underestimate how much their personalities will change in the next decade.

Solution

  1. change
  2. conscientiousness
  3. asked
  4. expected
  5. agreeableness

Original Text

Now it's not just values. It's all sorts of other things. For example, personality. Many of you know that psychologists now claim that there are five fundamental dimensions of personality: neuroticism, openness to experience, agreeableness, extraversion, and conscientiousness. Again, we asked people how much they expected to change over the next 10 years, and also how much they had changed over the last 10 years, and what we found, well, you're going to get used to seeing this diagram over and over, because once again the rate of change does slow as we age, but at every age, people underestimate how much their personalities will change in the next decade.

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