Last update: August 02, 2022, 17:08 IST
Human beings are defined by multiple dimensions, and personality is one of the most important dimensions. Personality has a lot to do with how you behave and how your mind works in different social and physical settings. The way you walk, talk and interact with other social beings determines your personality. But did you know that your personality can also say a lot about physical health. According to an article published by WebMD, different personality traits indicate different lifestyles that lead to certain choices. These choices determine whether a person lives a sober and healthy life or a life with no regrets.
Here are the personality traits and how they affect your health:
Optimistic – People with a positive attitude towards things are found in good physical health. Their positive outlook helps them cope with the disease better. Research shows that optimistic people accept their illnesses and persevere through difficult situations.
Pessimistic – People with a pessimistic mindset are unhappy and find it difficult to take medications regularly. Also, they cannot sleep well. However, sometimes your tendency to expect a bad outcome helps you to be careful and restrained in your daily life which leads to better lifestyle choices.
Extroverts – People who socialize well are known to be more immune than others. While research can’t provide a definitive explanation for this, one study shows that people who spend more time around others are less likely to catch a cold.
Stoic – This personality type leads an independent lifestyle, and they do not complain even in difficult situations. But sometimes this can lead to problems as a person with an obese personality may not accept help for their deteriorating health condition.
Conscientious – People who perform their duties and discharge them responsibly are known as conscientious. They are more likely to make good lifestyle choices that lead to longer health. Financial stability, good relationships, good eating and exercise are some of the aspects that help them live a healthy life.