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...mie najitambua ni Optimist na Conscientious, wewe je?

unajua how far you risk your health 'due to dataz' zinazomwagwa kila siku hapa JF vs your personality?

I bet kuna threads humu zinafaa ziwe na caption, "Open at your own risk!" :D


Could your personality make you ill? Probably, if this is making you worried!

When it comes to forming our personalities, it's increasingly accepted that early life experience plays a key role. Most human traits are also linked to genes, says Dr Dean Hamer of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, a world authority on the subject. For instance, neurotic behaviour is associated with the serotonin gene, or 5-HTTLPR.

Quite how personality then triggers increased vulnerability or resistance to disease is unknown, although there are various theories. Here we look at the personalities and their ailments - and what the scientists believe is going on.

IMPULSIVE

You might expect impulsive types to be at risk from accidents but, in fact, their big health danger is stomach ulcers. Researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health studied more than 4,000 people and found that those who had an impulsive personality were 2.4 times more at risk.

It's thought that impulsive people tend to respond to stress with higher than normal rates of acid production, triggering peptic ulcers.

Research at the University of Wales has also shown that impulsiveness is associated with poorer control over eating.

CHEERFUL

One of the most surprising findings is that cheerful people are more likely to die early.

'Children who were rated by their parents and teachers as more cheerful, and as having a sense of humour, died earlier in adulthood than those who were less cheerful,' say University of California researchers. 'Contrary to expectation, cheerfulness and sense of humour were inversely related to longevity.'

One theory is that cheerful people underestimate life's dangers and may also be more likely to have difficulty coping when things don't go as anticipated.

ANXIOUS

People with anxiety disorders are three times more likely to be treated for high blood pressure. A study from Northern Arizona University found stress hormones may be the reason.

Meanwhile, women with phobic anxieties, such as fear of heights, were at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Although behavioural differences - like a greater tendency to smoke among people with anxiety - go some way to explaining why this happens, they do not explain it all.

Here's something else to worry about: a University of Antwerp study found that within ten years of heart treatment, 27 per cent of anxious types were dead, compared to 7 per cent of others.

AGGRESSIVE

Hostile types are prone to a range of serious health conditions, and there is plenty of research to back this up.

People who suffer from artherosclerosis - furred up arteries - are more likely to have hostile personalities, according to a Scottish study based on almost 2,000 men and women.

An American study showed that aggressive types are at greater risk of chronic inflammation throughout the body, which is linked to a number of diseases including heart disease (inflammation is involved in the build-up of fatty deposits in the inner lining of the arteries).

This could be because this personality type has higher levels of an immune system protein linked to inflammation.

Another theory is that hostile people respond more quickly and strongly to stress, both mentally and physiologically, increasing blood pressure and heart rate which results in more wear and tear on the cardiovascular system.

Angry types also take longer to heal. Researchers at Ohio State University created small wounds on the arms of healthy people, and after four days, only 30 per cent of the angry patients' wounds had healed, compared to 70 per cent of placid patients.

Aggressive types are also at higher risk for recurrent bouts of severe depression, according to another American study.

SHY

Socially inhibited people are more vulnerable to viral infections, suggests research from the University of California.

In animal studies, scientists found that gregarious types had more active protective lymph nodes than shy types. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system and help to destroy infectious germs, such as viruses like the common cold virus and bacteria.

OPTIMISTIC

People who always look on the bright side live, on average, 7.5 years longer than those who take a gloomier view, according to work at the University of California.

And the risk of dying early from any disease is 55 per cent lower for optimists, say researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands who followed 1,000 people.

One theory is that optimism may increase the will to live, while another is that greater sociability plays a role; these in turn may lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh say that optimism boosts the immune system and protects from psychological stress.

An American study showed that over a 30-year period, optimists had fewer disabilities and less chronic pain.

TIGHT-LIPPED

Distressed types (also known as Type D personalities) suffer from a high degree of emotional suffering, but consciously suppress their feelings - and as a result may be at higher risk of cancer and heart disease. And once Type Ds develop coronary artery disease, they are at greater risk of dying, according to a Harvard University study.

The authors suggest that these people have poorly regulated stress hormones, meaning their hearts beat faster, blood pressure rises and blood vessels tighten - all bad for the cardiovascular system. Such types may also have more active immune systems, and therefore more inflammation, which results in damage to blood vessels.

CONSCIENTIOUS

This is the personality trait most associated with long life, according to a University of California study. It has as significant an effect on longevity as maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, research from Nottingham University suggests.

It's thought conscientious people avoid risk and are more likely to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours.

NEUROTIC

If being a neurotic type wasn't hard work enough, it's also associated with asthma, headaches, stomach ulcers and heart disease, according to a University of California study.

It's suggested that neurotic types often employ less effective coping strategies, with lots of selfblame and hostility, rather than seeking help and support.

They therefore may become more stressed, resulting in a less effective immune system and greater vulnerability to disease. Another theory is that neurotics are more likely to be depressed, and depression lowers the immune system.

EXTROVERT

Like optimists, they are less likely to get heart disease, according to a Milan University study. Italian researchers found that the biggest extroverts were 15 per cent less likely to get disease.

They are also more likely to recover quickly from disease, and less prone to infections.
One theory is that they have more effective coping strategies so fewer stress hormones. They may also be more likely to seek medical help for symptoms.

But one downside is that, according to research at Yamagata University School of Medicine in Japan, they are more likely to be obese than neurotics.

Theories range from behavioural differences, with extroverts more likely to be sociable and therefore eat more, to genes.

PESSIMISTIC

Those who always expect the worst will find that when it comes to health, they're right: pessimists have a 19 per cent increased risk of dying early compared to optimists.

Researchers in America have also found that people who have high levels of pessimism and anxiety have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease decades later.

'What we have shown for the first time is that there's a link between an anxious or pessimistic personality and the future development of Parkinson's,' says neurologist Dr James Bower from the Mayo Clinic.

'What we didn't find is the explanation for that link. It remains unclear whether anxiety and pessimism are risk factors for Parkinson's disease, or are linked to Parkinson's disease via common risk factors or a common genetic predisposition.'

source; Daily mail, Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Good health

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mimi sina uhakika niko katika kundi gani, niko nusu nusu kwenye baadhi makundi hapo juu, he he heee. Sijui iko namna gani hii......mchongoma any comments on my status?

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Hey! Mchongoma am like you OPTIMISTIC and ofcourse CONSCIENTIOUS ... definately i will live longer eeh! ... thats all that matters
 
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mimi sina uhakika niko katika kundi gani, niko nusu nusu kwenye baadhi makundi hapo juu, he he heee. Sijui iko namna gani hii......mchongoma any comments on my status?

kiukweli ni muhimu kufanya self assessment, mwenye macho haambiwi tazama!
...http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/


link hiyo mama, 'jichambue' mwenyewe! ...kuna members humu utawajua personality zao kwa maandishi yao tu, lakini wewe si mmoja wao...
 
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...mie najitambua ni Optimist na Conscientious, wewe je?

unajua how far you risk your health 'due to dataz' zinazomwagwa kila siku hapa JF vs your personality?

I bet kuna threads humu zinafaa ziwe na caption, "Open at your own risk!" :D





...jitambue!

Huu mgawanyo wa personalities sijaupenda sana.
Cheki enneagram kwenye google au wikipedia kupata uelewa zaidi.

Mimi najitambua.
Kutuliza jazba nikiwa kule kwenye SIASA huwa nabadilisha jukwaa na kwenda kupata dozi ya jokes au yale mambo yetu yale. Vinginevyo mtu unaweza ku-black out kwenye keyboard!


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Hey! Mchongoma am like you OPTIMISTIC and ofcourse CONSCIENTIOUS ... definately i will live longer eeh! ... thats all that matters
Moyo wako unadunda! Usiku na mchana unadunda.... nimelisahau hilo tangazo

Mie nilifikiri hawa watu ambao ni cheerful wanaishi maisha marefu kumbe sivyo!! makubwa haya!
 
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One of the most surprising findings is that cheerful people are more likely to die early.

'Children who were rated by their parents and teachers as more cheerful, and as having a sense of humour, died earlier in adulthood than those who were less cheerful,' say University of California researchers. 'Contrary to expectation, cheerfulness and sense of humour were inversely related to longevity.'

One theory is that cheerful people underestimate life's dangers and may also be more likely to have difficulty coping when things don't go as anticipated.



Mie nilifikiri hawa watu ambao ni cheerful wanaishi maisha marefu kumbe sivyo!! makubwa haya!



Kuna ukweli hapa inaonekana. Kuna characters ambazo zinajijenga kutokana na weakness mtu alizonazo. Mfano kuna watu wana tabasamu almost all the time hata wakiwa msibani (mtizame mkuu wa Kaya). Character hizi tunazitumia kama masks to cover-up some weaknesses that we may have.
Nimesoma mahali kwamba anger is a sign of weakness, tofauti na nilivyokuwa nikifikiri kudhani ni strength.

It seems then if you are the smily type and make an effort not to smile, your life will likely be even shorter.



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Moyo wako unadunda! Usiku na mchana unadunda.... nimelisahau hilo tangazo

Mie nilifikiri hawa watu ambao ni cheerful wanaishi maisha marefu kumbe sivyo!! makubwa haya!
moyo wangu unaonyesha jinsi gani napenda uhai mwenzangu ... niombee niishi miaka mia tafadhali ..... please please

hayo ya juu ni ya kujifurahisha tu ... ila nafikiri Mungu kishatupangia siku na wakati ... tujitahidi tu kuwa optimistic kwanba tutaishi zaidi tukifuata maelekezo hayo
 
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moyo wangu unaonyesha jinsi gani napenda uhai mwenzangu ... niombee niishi miaka mia tafadhali ..... please please

hayo ya juu ni ya kujifurahisha tu ... ila nafikiri Mungu kishatupangia siku na wakati ... tujitahidi tu kuwa optimistic kwanba tutaishi zaidi tukifuata maelekezo hayo
Beware of what you wish for, as you'll most probably get what you want; soma hapa.



...Nakuombea maisha marefu yenye amani na furaha. :)


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beware Of What You Wish For, As You'll Most Probably Get What You Want; Soma hapa.



...nakuombea Maisha Marefu Yenye Amani Na Furaha. :)


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IMPULSIVE

You might expect impulsive types to be at risk from accidents but, in fact, their big health danger is stomach ulcers. Researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health studied more than 4,000 people and found that those who had an impulsive personality were 2.4 times more at risk.

It's thought that impulsive people tend to respond to stress with higher than normal rates of acid production, triggering peptic ulcers.

Research at the University of Wales has also shown that impulsiveness is associated with poorer control over eating.
How old and credible is this study? Just by reading part of it! Hapo juu, kuna habari za kuaminika(sio kusadikika) kwamba ulcers are caused y bacteria."In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori.

".Bonyeza hapa, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=nobel+prize+on+ulcers. Two guyz won nobel prize on the issue. I suggest we need to question everything not just take things based on their face value!! Some of the things are true though!!!
 
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mimi sina uhakika niko katika kundi gani, niko nusu nusu kwenye baadhi makundi hapo juu, he he heee. Sijui iko namna gani hii......mchongoma any comments on my status?

kiukweli ni muhimu kufanya self assessment, mwenye macho haambiwi tazama!
You are a wonderful person, God bless and live long.
 

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