It is quite well known that Type-A personalities drop dead due to heart attacks, so what is it all about Type-D personalities?
A recent research is of the suggestion that Type-D personalities too suffer from heart troubles.
Describing Type-D personalities, it was in the 1990s that such personalities were described to be those people experiencing loads of negative emotions like anxiety, pessimism, depressed mood and irritation.
These personalities are generally socially reserved and this is why they do not like sharing their emotions with others.
One of the fears such people have is of disapproval.
Type-D personality can possibly be recognized with a concise 14-item feedback form that comprises questioning people that if they would tag themselves with term like ‘I am a closed person’.
Viola Spek of Tiburg University in the Netherlands and contemporaries evaluated 49 studies, which involved 6,121 people and found that heart sufferers that have Type-D personalities ran three times higher possibility to have a heart attack or undergo angioplasty, heart transplant and bypass surgery.
Also, researchers in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes mentioned that it was not a surprise to learn that such people ran three times higher likelihood of suffering from depression and other forms of mental health troubles.