What's Your Personality Type?
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What's Your Personality Type?

Life of the party or resident wallflower? Take this quiz to find out if you really know what your personality says about you.

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What's Your Personality Type?
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Based on personality, which of these fictional characters would be less likely to experience heart disease?

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The correct answer is: With her cheery disposition, Mary Poppins is less likely to experience heart disease than the sour Mr. Scrooge or Grinch. Both Scrooge and the Grinch are prone to anger, which can be hard on your heart.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these statements is true of a person who is highly suspicious?

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The correct answer is: Research suggests naturally suspicious or cynical people are more likely to die early. These personality traits are emblematic of a Type A personality, which also makes them more likely to be angry or hostile.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most likely to get a hangover?

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The correct answer is: Grumpy has a tendency toward anger, which makes him more likely to get a hangover after a night of drinking. Other people who are more likely to develop hangovers because of their personality: people with neurotic tendencies and those who have a lot of guilt associated with their drinking.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Optimism is genetic.

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The correct answer is: Optimism is in your genes. Research suggests half a person's optimism comes from their DNA, and the other half is learned. So even if you weren't born an optimist, you can become one with a bit of work.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Who lives longer?

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The correct answer is: Optimists tend to be healthier, have more fun and live longer than negative individuals. In fact, a positive outlook appears to offer some protection against heart disease. A promising recent study showed that people with heart disease who had optimistic expectations about their recovery (despite the severity of their illness) were less likely to die over a 15-year period than patients with pessimistic expectations.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a health benefit of being an optimist?

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The correct answer is: According to research, people who are naturally optimistic reap the healthy rewards for their always-sunny attitude. Specifically, they have a lower risk of infection, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these characteristics may be a sign that a perfectionist may have a personality disorder?

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The correct answer is: All of the above characteristics may signal that a perfectionist is developing a personality disorder. It's great to be neat, organized and detail-oriented, but perfectionism becomes a problem when it's driven by fear of mistakes or a fixation on rigid rules.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

You're at a party surrounded by a room full of new faces, mixing and mingling. If you're an introvert, this experience may make you feel…

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The correct answer is: Introverts tend to be shy, so they may find chatting with a room full of new people to be exhausting. On the other hand, an extrovert will thrive on "working the crowd."

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Compared to introverts, extroverts may speak…

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The correct answer is: Research suggests fast talkers may be more extroverted than those who speak slowly.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

People who own pets are typically…

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The correct answer is: One survey found that people who had pets felt more extroverted than those who didn't have a furry friend. Pet owners also exercised more, had greater self-esteem and felt healthier and happier overall compared to non-pet people.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a characteristic of a person with Type A personality?

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The correct answer is: People with Type A personality are more likely to be impatient, self-involved and always in a hurry.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these tendencies puts someone with a Type A personality at greater risk for a heart attack?

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The correct answer is: Some Type As are happy and healthy, while others are not. One Type A trait in particular -- anger -- seems to be very toxic to the heart. Some research suggests that people who are angry or hostile are two to three times as likely to have a heart attack or other cardiac event as others.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these people may have a Type A personality?

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The correct answer is: Instead of focusing on one task and completing it, type A personalities have a tendency to try to do two or three things at once, such as cleaning the house, cooking dinner and catching up with a friend all at the same time.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Shy children are more likely to develop anxiety when they are older.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Children who are very shy or self-conscious are more likely to develop anxiety. In fact, by the time they reach their adolescent years, 61% of children who were shy in the younger years develop social phobia or social anxiety.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these people tends to be more laid back and easy going?

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The correct answer is: The Type B person is rarely harried, more laid back and tends to not be as driven as a person with Type A personality.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a characteristic of a person with Type D personality?

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The correct answer is: People with a Type D personality may avoid social contact, have frequent negative emotions and try to suppress their emotions. Though this personality type does not put a person at greater risk for heart disease, Type D people who already have heart disease tend to have poorer outcomes than people with more positive personality types.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

People who are socially isolated tend to…

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The correct answer is: Studies have found that people who live alone or are isolated from others have two to five times the risk for disease and premature death. These diseases include heart disease, breast cancer and immune system abnormalities.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

When does a personality characteristic become a disorder?

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The correct answer is: Each person has wide range of personality quirks, but when these traits reach the extreme end of the scale, they become a disorder. For example, a person who is typically agreeable may be unable to say no. That can eventually increase stress and lead to emotional and physical problems.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Your personality is the same throughout your life.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Recent research suggests your personality can and does change throughout your life, and these changes in personality very strongly influence your level of satisfaction in your life.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Experiencing which of these situations may mean you're an avoider?

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The correct answer is: Avoiders experience all of the above feelings. Avoiders typically have feelings of inadequacy and are hypersensitive to being viewed negatively by others.

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When we have a sense of self that allows us to interact appropriate with the world and other people we have a functional personality. Some forms of mental illness can skew the thought process so it interferes with how we deal with ...

others. People with personality disorders may abuse drugs, may have lots of ups and downs in relationships, may have trouble making friends, may be isolated. There are many different kinds of disorders, but its important to know that it is possible to overcome them.
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