Do You Have a Heart-Healthy Personality?

Certain personalities are at higher risk for heart disease and other health problems. Here's how you can change your outlook -- and improve your health. (12 Photos)

Carol Landau Ph.D. on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:34PM

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Do You Have a Heart-Healthy Personality?

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Assess If You're Type D

People with type D personalities have two sets of characteristics. First, they tend to be gloomy and experience a lot of negative emotions like sadness, anxiety and anger. What makes matters worse is that they don’t express these emotions. This combination can be harmful to your health. So if you tend to be pessimistic, worried and irritable, as well as shy, reticent and fearful of expressing your emotions, you may well be type D.

Do you have a question about personality and heart health? Dr. Landau will be answering your questions on our Heart Health message board on Monday through Friday, 8/15 to 8/19.

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