Factors that affect personality: The type of personality you have can affect your health, life and lifestyle– even the way you handle crises, unusual crimstances, financial loses and other aspects of your life. If you are mentally fit with an appealing personality and positive energy, then you will be able to deal with such devastating issues with ease. This is a fact – let us try to understand how your personality affects your health.

Factors that influence personality

Shyness: Nearly about 20 to 25% of people are shy. In majority of the cases people tend to shy because they were born that way. However, it is possible to break the jinx a little bit if one takes certain steps before meeting strangers. You can come out of your shell if you initiate a talk on something.

What factors affect your personality

4 Factors that shape personality: These are the three prime factors that affect your personality: life experiences, your parents, your health and your genes. The things that make you unique – such as your educational background, your life experiences, the incidences that happened in your life and several other things make you distinct individual impact your personality than anything else. However, your parents, the manner in which they brought you up also affect your personality. Your genes too have a prominent effect on your personality even greater than the parenting style of your parents.

Aging Affects your personality: It’s a false notion rather myth that your personality remains same as you age. As an adult you definitely look a bit different from when you were a child. This is not at all bad as you have changed for the good. As you grow older and mature, you become more responsible, courteous, generous, compassionate, empathetic, agreeable, helpful and warmer. In majority of people, these sort of changes in their personalities are noticeable in their 30s and continues through their 60s. 

Are You Introvert or Extrovert?

Extroverts like to be around people to get their energy. Therefore, they enjoy being with people and move around them by socializing a lot. However, introverts prefer loneliness to get their energy. Therefore, they get recharged in their alone time and thus they take time to process. They get their energies from thinking and reflecting. Therefore, introverts don’t say much before figuring out things.

You May Stay Healthy If You Have This Type of Personality

This type of personality is really good as you don’t fall ill too often. Conscientious type of people think about the things before doing or pursuing them. For instance, if you are a conscientious type of a person, then you take care of your health – which means prior to taking any unhealthy step you think twice. You are very careful about what you eat and about the consequences of eating unhealthy food. Thus, you remain healthy and active and avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol.

Your Personality Affects Your Problem-Solving Ability

The frontal lobe is the area of the brain that also controls your problem-solving ability apart from imparting you with thinking, planning and organizing ability. It lies behind your forehead. It controls your personality as well. Therefore, any damage caused to this area of your brain may make you feel, behave and think unusually or abnormally.


Narcissism is a personality disorder wherein the affected person thinks himself to be better than others around him and therefore feels that he or she deserves special attention or recognition. Such a person doesn’t care much about others’ feelings and also does not handle criticism well. There are several factors that may play a vital role in personality disorders such as verbal abuse, childhood trauma and genetics.

It is a myth to link your blood type with your personality. This trend was however popular during 1930s in different parts of the world. But, it could not survive long owing to lack of scientific research backing and supporting this belief.

Your Personality and Headaches

Those who suffer from chronic headaches as a whole are more predisposed to psychological disorders and even to stress and anxiety as well. They exhibit deviant personality disorders than non-headache sufferers do. This means, if some has been suffering from chronic headaches for years, then they will develop personality changes. Even personality disorders predispose an individual to headaches.

Meet me personally to learn more about your personality and other health issues – and more importantly about the factors that affect personality.

Dr Vikram Sharma