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is true to say that people who take risks tend to
be "sensation seekers", that is have unusually high
needs for novel and exciting experiences. However
this motive or personality trait only accounts for
around 20% of people's risk taking behaviors. About
half of the Sensation Seeking need is genetically
determined, but that only equates to around 10% of
risk taking behavior.
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understand risk taking more deeply we must attempt
to understand the role of other influences. Recent
research suggests that confidence in the ability to
manage risks accounts for an even greater amount of
risk taking sports behaviors (like rock climbing).
By incorporating a range of variables between 40%
and 60% of risk taking behaviors can be predicted,
which is clearly better than a 'thrill seeking'
short, risk takers do tend to be Sensation Seekers
but there is more to it than that.
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Llewellyn from Great Britain
went to Rio de Janeiro. I visited my parents. I
went to the bungee jumping, it was very nice, it
was something beautiful and fascinating. Next week,
I went climbed a mountain. It was very dangerous,
but it was a lot of beautiful. I saw on the
mountain something fascinating. It was the best
experience in my life.
Guerreiro Anunciacao from Brazil
most dangerous thing I have done is to try to go
from one summit to another one that is very far
from the former one. There is a very large forest
through which I must go lonely with no food, no
tools, no chance to see others but animals. Then I
lost my way! Oh, my God, what could I do? I
tried to climb a tall tree and tried to see as far
as I could. I got very disappointed because I could
see nothing but trees and trees... Being tired
wasn't a problem. Being hungry was. Panic! Oh,
panic was all I had at that time! I felt that there
were many eyes spying on me. I even heard some
strange sounds far away. Who would help
Mickey from Taiwan
a sixteen year old South Dakotan boy who recently
went skydiving. It is the best rush you will feel
in your entire lifetime. Getting out of the plane
is no problem. The first time your mind goes blank,
and for the first time in my life I had no worries.
There is a rush of excitement that runs through
your body that is unimaginable. If any of you use
are thinking of using drugs, don't. Go skydiving;
its way better than turning your brain to mush. Now
I leave you with this quote "If riding in an
airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is
swimming. Get out and SKYDIVE!!!"
Voelker from South Dakota, U.S.A.
found the article by Dokura San to be very good. It
supplied the who, what, where, why, when, how of
Brimelow from Johannesburg, South
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