personality and health

Personality Traits like Extraversion and Conscientiousness Linked to Pro-Inflammatory Genes Expression

Personality Traits like Extraversion and Conscientiousness Linked to Pro-Inflammatory Genes Expression

A study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology demonstrates that leukocyte gene expression correlates with two major dimensions of human personality, extraversion and conscientiousness. A recent study in nonhuman primates provides new insights into the neuroanatomical basis of personality, showing that personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures such as the anterior […]

Perfectionism: A Disease Risk Factor Just as Obesity and Smoking?

Perfectionism: A Disease Risk Factor Just as Obesity and Smoking?

It’s estimated that two in five of us display the perfectionist “trait”. And thanks to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, “increasing numbers are concerned about being – or appearing to be – perfect”, according to Gordon Flett, professor of health psychology at York University in Canada. “It causes extreme stress and can affect […]