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Personality and Health
Personality and health

What makes one person develop disease while another remains healthy? Is there a link between a person's personality and how healthy they are?

The links between personality and health have been explored for many years. The ancient Greeks believed that both health and personality could be linked to an individual's balance of the four bodily humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood. It was believed that if a person developed an excess of one of the four humors then both personality and health would be affected. For example, if an individual developed an excess of black bile, this would lead to melancholy and depression as well as diseases such as cancer, while an excess of phlegm led to a sluggish, unemotional ...

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