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People with high blood pressure are generally more nervous and anxious

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People with high blood pressure are generally more nervous and anxious than people who do not have high blood pressure. This fact show that this particular combination of personality traits—the so-called hypertensive personality— is likely to cause a person with these traits to develop high blood pressure. The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

A. fails to define the term “hypertensive personality”
B. presupposes that people have permanent personality traits
C. simply restates the claim that there is a “hypertensive personality” without providing evidence to support that claim.
D. takes a correlation between personality traits and high blood pressure as proof that the traits cause high blood pressure.
E. focuses on nervousness and anxiety only, ignoring other personality traits that people with high blood pressure might have


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People with high blood pressure are generally more nervous and anxious than people who do not have high blood pressure. This fact show that this particular combination of personality traits—the so-called hypertensive personality— is likely to cause a person with these traits to develop high blood pressure. The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

A. fails to define the term “hypertensive personality”
B. presupposes that people have permanent personality traits
C. simply restates the claim that there is a “hypertensive personality” without providing evidence to support that claim.
D. takes a correlation between personality traits and high blood pressure as proof that the traits cause high blood pressure.
E. focuses on nervousness and anxiety only, ignoring other personality traits that people with high blood pressure might have


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hi..

lets rewrite the PARA in simple terms..
people with high BP found with two negative personality traits. further the combination of these two traits leads to high BP in such people

clearly D flows out of it but lets see other choices also
A. fails to define the term “hypertensive personality”
the para is not about the definition

B. presupposes that people have permanent personality traits
Nowhere does it speak of permanent traits

C. simply restates the claim that there is a “hypertensive personality” without providing evidence to support that claim.
Again out of context

D. takes a correlation between personality traits and high blood pressure as proof that the traits cause high blood pressure.
This is what the para uses for argument.. CORRECT

E. focuses on nervousness and anxiety only, ignoring other personality traits that people with high blood pressure might have
Likely to be mistaken as correct.. the para talks of the effect of the two traits and does not speak of others. even if there are other traits, it does not weaken the argument

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People with high blood pressure are generally more nervous and anxious than people who do not have high blood pressure. This fact show that this particular combination of personality traits—the so-called hypertensive personality— is likely to cause a person with these traits to develop high blood pressure. The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

A. fails to define the term “hypertensive personality”
B. presupposes that people have permanent personality traits
C. simply restates the claim that there is a “hypertensive personality” without providing evidence to support that claim.
D. takes a correlation between personality traits and high blood pressure as proof that the traits cause high blood pressure.
E. focuses on nervousness and anxiety only, ignoring other personality traits that people with high blood pressure might have


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The argument states that "People with high blood pressure" let's assume this to be A are "more nervous and anxious", let's call this B. The argument then goes on to state the reverse i.e people with B traits are likely to be A.
Thus the argument assumes that reverse is true which may not be the case and hence can be criticized

A. fails to define the term “hypertensive personality” -------Irrelevant

B. presupposes that people have permanent personality traits ---------does not breaks the causality

C. simply restates the claim that there is a “hypertensive personality” without providing evidence to support that claim.------the passage is not trying to establish that there is a "hypertnesive personality". the passage is about a cause and effect relationship

D. takes a correlation between personality traits and high blood pressure as proof that the traits cause high blood pressure.-----Correct. the argument assumes that if A cause B then B must cause A

E. focuses on nervousness and anxiety only, ignoring other personality traits that people with high blood pressure might have------Out of scope. the passage does not talk about "other personality traits"

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Statement says... A causes B .. Hence B will have A...

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