ACCIDENT PRONENESS

being more likely than most to be the cause or victim of an accident. Controversial since it's introduction in the 1920's, many people have resisted the idea that some are may be naturally predisposed to fall prey to accidents more than others. It should be noted that many personality traits such as aggression and the tendency to be impulsive are more likely to predispose one to an accident. Thus, people who possess these traits naturally may be naturally inclined to be accident prone than those who are not aggressive, etc.

ACCIDENT PRONENESS: "It is said that some people are just plain clumsy- it is actually true that some people are accident prone though."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACCIDENT PRONENESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/accident-proneness/ (accessed February 16, 2020).
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