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Unformatted text preview: maintain an open line of communication between themselves and their health care providers. For example, people need to have at least a limited medical knowledge and a self esteem high enough to realize how much they deserve to gain from their experience at their medical care facility. The article then debates whether willingness to communicate about medical history is a personality trait or not. It defines the term personality trait and then it goes on to give examples. The end of the article has the numbers from the research that was done on this subject. I agree that a persona self esteem has a lot to do with how much they are willing to assert themselves. I also think that the amount in which someone speaks up doesnt reflect how much someone cares about their wellbeing, only their assertivness....
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- Spring '08