New research indicates that your personality may have a lot to do with what kind of illnesses you contract, London’s Daily Mail reported Monday.
For instance, it has been suggested that people with Type A personalities are prone to have heart problems.
But, you might be surprised at the wider range of personality traits that can be linked to a whole range of medical problems, experts said.
— Researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health found impulsive people were 2.4 times more at risk for stomach ulcers
— Surprisingly, cheerful people are more likely to die early, according to research at the University of California.
— Research at Northern Arizona University found that women with phobic anxieties, such as a fear of heights, are at an increased risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
— Those who suffer from arthrosclerosis may also have hostile or aggressive personalities, according to a Scottish study
— Shy people are more likely to contract viral infections, said research from the University of California
— Extroverts are more likely to recover from diseases, but they may be more obese than neurotics, said research at Yamagata University School of Medicine in Japan
— Pessimistic individuals have an increased chance for Parkinson’s disease, said Dr. James Bower, a neurologist from the Mayo Clinic.