Recently, I am interested in how personality affect people's healths. I have heard that personality can related to people's health before. But there are not accurate information which I know about the correlation between personality and health.
As I was reading in my Google Reader, this blog post, "Your personality, your health", http://www.lamasbeauty.com/lifestyle/may02/Personality.htm
, caught my attention because there was a recent research showed that personality can affect people's health. And there was a man called Hippocrates, was considered the father of Western Medicine. He discovered that people with certain personality traits were more susceptible to heart disease, respiratory disorders, and mental illness. The recent research confirmed what Hippocrates believed, and showed that personality is really related to people's health.
The quote I chose here is basically saying research today is confirming what Hippocrates believed, and is finding that personality can be linked to a variety of illnesses.
I think this is agreeable because Hippocrates' belief indicated the recently research is true. The research also said that people who become ill show very specific patterns of behavior associated with personality. It showed that personality is really related to our healths. The writer also mentioned that people who have suppressing emotions are toxic to the mind and body. For example anger, hate, and guilt. Also, people who always worrying and fretting is also not good for their health. Moreover, an negative perspective of life is also leading bad health. As I wonder, I think people should create a belief about themselves, make decisions for their reasons not others, and build positive perspective and hope. Also, they should add laughter to relax themselves daily. As what the writer said, it is good for our facial muscles and the attitude. Moreover, we should end the urgency addiction by doing the things that are important first. And do more things that can add joy to our lives. It helps to resist bad health by negative emotion and personality.
I have also found another article talking about the correlation of personality, health and diseases. I think this is scientific because there are Psychologist and researches supported that personality really affect people's health.
A magazine article "How personality traits affect your health: The Effects of Anxiety & Anger on Your Immune System & Heart Heath," suite101.com, Feb 22, 2007, http://psychology.suite101.com/article.cfm/personality_and_health
, caught my attention because the writer wrote that people being too "nice" can easily got cancer. And it mentioned that researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that negative personality traits increase the risk of coronary heart disease. I want to know how serious does personality affect health.
The quote I chose here is basically saying that people who are more vulnerable to stressful situations are also more vulnerable to various illnesses.
I think this is strong because as the writer mentioned in the article, personality traits affect people's health negatively if they take life too seriously and report more symptoms of disease and compromised heart health. If people don't deal with stress effectively, personality will affect health negatively. There was also a survey done by Harvard University Psychologist Ellen Langer, she found that many exercise benefits are due to the placebo effect. Also, health is significantly affected by mind set. As a conclude of this research, it showed that personality affects people's health negatively or positively depending on mindset. As what I learned in the recent researches, I found that expressing emotions and releasing toxic energy appropriately is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and dodging disease. There is a close relationship between personality and humans' healths.
This is a photo from Artisrams, http://www.flickr.com/photos/artisrams/302102687/in/set-72157594387624455/
. Although it is just a simple photo with a simple smile from a girl. It caught my attention because it makes me think that personality and emotion related to our health. People who have a positive perspective can help themselves to be healthier. In this photo, the girl with the happy smile showed her happiness and her smile makes herself becomes healthier. Moreover, people who look at this photo will be infected by the girl's happiness and become happy. A simple smile makes things look more beautiful and it is good for our health. So, be happy!
As what I learned, personality is related to people's health. According to the recent researches and the belief of Hippocrates, people's personality can affect their opportunities of getting diseases. People who are more vulnerable to stressful situations are also more vulnerable to various illnesses. It is necessary to express emotions appropriately to maintain a healthy life. People should have a positive perspective and a belief of themselves. And, should add laughter to our daily lives. Smile not only helps ourselves to be healthier and happier, but also help people around us. Cheers!