YOUR PERSONALITY COULD ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE OR SHORTEN IT
Whether you are a thrill-seeker or prone to being anxious — your nature could decide how long you will live, suggests research from around the world.
If you live longer jumping or have a cheesy disposition could this have something to do with the health issues you may face? Latest research shows your personality could mean the difference between an early death and a long healthy life. “Recognizing your own personality traits could be the first step towards taking action and limiting potential long-term health risks associated with them.” So what does your personality say about your future?
THRILL-SEEKER:- Write a low boredom threshold has been linked with problems including gambling, alcoholism and drug abuse, novelty seeking could actually keep you healthy and happy. If a sense of curiosity is combined with persistence and a sentiment that it’s “not all about you”. “These scanners” are always looking at the horizon for new things, constantly trying out hobbies with an open-mindedness for stimulation.” In turn, this helps them move on emotionally and stay positive, which has a direct translation into physical wellbeing.
OPTIMISTIC:- Having a personal outlook might not mean seeing as half full — you’re likely to be overflowing in other areas. Those who were most positive, just the least weight. This found it’s thought that looking on the bright side led to patients not calling about their weight and happily giving into temptation. The most cheerful children grew up to smoke, drink more, and have riskier hobbies.
ANXIOUS:- Those with shaky temperaments are five times more likely to develop stomach ulcers. Dependent, emotionally, unstable types may be more likely to smoke and drink, have irregular eating habits and sleep problems, which all lead to higher than normal stomach acids levels, triggering the ulcers. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol can also trigger headaches, acne and bladder infections. And anxious people have more sex or sexual partners at least. Women who are highly neurotic tend to have more short-term sexual partners because of their fear of not finding the right person or failing to reproduce.
SENSITIVE:- Men showing a more compassion are side have lower stress levels and are less likely to have heart attacks. Being in touch with feelings mean they were more able to talk about emotions and get help — including going to see the doctor.
ARGUMENTATIVE:- Women attending breast-screening centers found hostile types were more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with colon cancer found the same increased risk — suggesting that hostility and anger dampens the effectiveness of the immune system possibly making it more suspectible to disease. Being angry also brings 50 percent increase in the chance of poor heart health, Angry people respond more quickly and strongly to stress, mentally and physically, increasing blood pressure and heart rate, causing more wear and tear to the cardiovascular system.
SHOW-OFF:- Extrovert men are less likely to get heart disease. They are also less prone to infectious and more likely to recover from disease. Extroverts get better at coping with what life throws at them.
SHY:- Shy types are 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. This may be because wallilowers lead more sheltered lives and can find new situations more stressful. They are also more vulunerable to viral infections, such as common cold, whatever time of year it may be, with stress once again playing a key role.
HONEST:- Honest does play, at least in the health. Honest people are more likely to develop everything from diabetes to hernia, bone problems, sciatia, stroke and even Alzehemier’s disease. Honest types constantly carry out more health-promoting behaviors, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
CHARITABLE:- Acts of generosity don’t just lead to emotional satisfication — they actually promote physical health and healing. Patients with chronic-pain coped better when they counterfeited other pain patients, experiencing less depression, intense pain and disability. Elderly people who volunteered for more than 4 hours a week were 44 percent less likely to die.