How Your Personality Can Affect Your Lifespan

Many things may have the ability to affect your lifespan, exercising, your eating habits, genetics but did you know that your personality could affect it too?

How Your Personality Can Affect Your Lifespan

Your personality affects your life and the people around you, from your coworkers to your close friends but it can come as great shock to many people that the they way they act and behave can have a direct affect on their life expectancy and quality of life.

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered that people who have a positive outlook on life, also people who can handle tough situations without losing their temper and in general are emotionally stable will be able to live a stress free life. Having a lot of stress will cause a number of life threatening diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

One of the main personality traits that psychologist have found to have a direct affect on life expectancy is conscientiousness.

So, you might be wondering what is conscientiousness? conscientiousness is defined as being careful and concerned about all your actions. The people who have this personality trait are often less spontaneous and are very goal oriented. They stick to a normal routine and enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise and eating healthy. This is why this personality trait is directly linked to having a long lifespan.

Other personality traits that are linked to longevity are: extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and the attitude of having an open mind and the willingness to trying new things. These personality traits can affect ones life choices, and the better the choices we make in our lives, will ultimately resolve in the better length of it.

Have you ever heard the saying “It’s all in your head”. Well it turns out to be true, you can control almost anything in your life with a good and positive attitude.

By being a negative person with a bad personality, you will only hurt yourself, you’ll live a life full of loneliness, sickness and with a very short lifespan.

How can you encourage good personality traits to live a long and healthy life?

– Lowering your daily stress
– Do your best to be emotionally stable
– Practicing being grateful
– Having a positive outlook
– Boosting your conscientiousness by setting daily goals
– Maintain a healthy lifestyle

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