Monday, October 04, 2010

WARNING: Being Grumpy Is Bad for Your Health

I’ve never enjoyed working with people who were perpetually bad-tempered, but I had no idea that “a general propensity to psychological distress” (or, in layman’s terms, “grumpiness”) may actually make you sick.

According to a recent article in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a publication of the American Heart Association, (via Neatorama) among all personality types, it’s people with Type D personalities — anxious, irritable and pessimistic — that are the ones most likely to have cardiovascular disease. They’re also three times more likely than other personality types to experience peripheral artery disease, heart failure and heart attack.

An earlier theory that there was a link between Type A personalities (stress junkies with a streak of perfectionism) and heart disease has been debunked.

Another good reason to avoid becoming a sourpuss!

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