A study shows that healthy neurotics who are also disciplined and organized have reduced levels of inflammation.
They also tend to stick to regimes and plans for improving their health, like doing regular exercise and not indulging in drinking or smoking often.
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Inflammation in a natural process in our body’s defence mechanism and helps repair tissues and kill bacteria.
Smoking, drinking, inactivity and overeating can cause long-term (chronic) inflammation in the body, which results in tissue damage, leading to many lifestyle diseases like diabetes and even cancer.
Various new studies outline the benefits of being borderline neurotic, where the worry is coupled with motivation to be disciplined and organized, and taking extra self-care.
Neurotic people have anxiety issues, Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and take too much stress. While they tend to be amusing characters in a Sitcom (think Monica from Friends), the personality trait of constant stress and worry in a neurotic person would result in health issues.
The psychological effect of job insecurity can last a lifetime.
Studies have shown a causal relationship between unemployment and mental health. However, the effect of job insecurity has been less researched. One large-scale study suggests job insecurity over a prolonged period can change your personality.
Many of us think our personality is fixed and unchangeable.
But according to a recent study, while our early personalities may provide a baseline, they are pliable as we age. People's personality traits may change drastically over time.