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TIME: Neuroticism isn’t generally considered a desirable attribute, and many studies have linked the personality trait to poorer health and an increased risk of mental disorders. But a new study in Psychological Science suggests that for some people, neurotic tendencies may actually reduce the risk of dying early. The new paper analyzed More

Pacific Standard: Neurotic people, by definition, spend much of their lives in a dark mood. Given the positive emotions are associated with good health, it’s reasonable to assume that all that guilt, anger, and anxiety will eventually lead to an early grave. Well, surprise: A sizable new study from Great Britain reports that, for More

Quartz: Neuroticism won’t make life more enjoyable, but it can help it last longer, according to a four-year study published this month in Psychological Science. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, and University College London found that higher neuroticism was associated with a “reduced risk of death from all More