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1. People can smell your personality
People can guess your personality by simply smelling your t-shirt.
The study showed that people were as accurate at guessing personality when smelling their clothes as when watching a video of them.
Not all personality traits were easy to spot, though.
The researchers found that people were good at identifying these three personality traits:
2. Helpful people have more sex
People who help others out have more sex.
The more altruistic people are, the more sexual partners they have and the more frequently they have sex.
Could it be, then, that being nice to other people is the ultimate aphrodisiac?
Who would have thought it?
Professor Steven Arnocky, the study’s first author, said:
“It appears that altruism evolved in our species, in part, because it serves as a signal of other underlying desirable qualities, which helps individuals reproduce.”
3. Optimists report higher quality of life
Optimists report higher levels of mental and physical functioning than pessimists, research reveals.
Dr Toshihiko Maruta, the study’s first author, said:
“The wellness of being is not just physical, but attitudinal.
How you perceive what goes on around you and how you interpret it may have an impact on your longevity, and it could affect the quality of your later years.”
Researchers studied 447 people who were followed over 30 years.
Their personality was assessed, along with their physical and mental functioning.
It turned out that pessimists had a lower quality of life, on average.