Thomas Ramey Watson

Type D personalities also prone to heart problems

Alice Park writes:

Now they’ve connected another personality profile with heart problems: Type D.

People who are Type D, says Johan Denollet, a professor of psychology at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, have a negative outlook on life and tend to suppress these dour feelings and emotions.

For the most part,

they are reserved and socially inhibited.

But, he insists, they are not necessarily depressed.

Individuals classified as Type D do not exhibit all the symptoms of clinical depression, which include changes in mood that vary more than the chronic consistency of personality traits

Read TIME article.

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