In present times, it seems teenagers always struggle with mental health. The last couple of years have been hard for my family, and my younger teen sister has had the worst time dealing with it. Between depression, drugs, and overall delinquency, she is finally back to being herself. I hope that everyone can benefit from what we learned the hard way.
While people have almost always had a concept of personality, it has been recent that scientists have started to gain an understanding of it. Many scientists have come up with theories on why humans behave the way they do, such as Freud, Erikson, etc. However, many flaws have been found in past theories. Now, researchers have a better understanding of personality, but there is still more to learn and discover. One of the many ideas psychologists have improved upon is the way we test for certain personality traits. Many tests and theories were made in the last century, and since then, scientists have been working to improve those methods. Presently, researchers have come up with the NEO PI-R. This test scores your personality based off of traits within the Big 5 personality traits: neuroticism, extroversion, agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness. Within these larger overall traits, there are smaller traits that account for the characteristics. I personally took the test to see how I scored in each category, and I also had my best friend fill one out for me for comparison.
As the world’s appetite increases, their need for meat also goes up. Meat is the number one source of food, and people have relied on meat since they were created. In fact, “humans derive about twenty percent of their protein from animal-based products” (Vidal). Because people heavily rely on meat, researchers predict there will be a food shortage in the near future. Many believe meat should be cut out of diets for the most part, and the population can be vegans. There are many reasons behind this, and they include: reducing chances of a food crisis, requiring fewer resources, and reducing pollution.