Science Says Your Birthday Might Determine Personality
Have you ever thought there might be a reason behind the time of year you were born, besides the obvious nine months after you were conceived? Well, studies show there could be more to it!
According to the Huffington Post, researchers from Semmelweis University in Budapest found that there is a correlation between a person's personality and the time of year they were born.
The study hasn't gone into exactly what causes the tendencies yet, but they think it has to do with seasonal factors like which and how much food is available season to season, along with how the chemicals in your body react to the weather change. The time of year can effect certain monoamine neurotransmitters that can change a person's mood, like dopamine and serotonin.
The study found that those born in the summer tend to have more frequent highs and lows in their mood, while winter people have more stable and less irritable personalities. Adults from the warmer months, including the spring time, typically have more "overly positive" and bubbly personalities, like me!
The study might explain a lot about the rest of my fellow Fun Morning Show hosts, too. Michael, born in the fall, is probably the most rational of the group, with the study saying autumn birthdays have "significantly lower tendency towards depressive temperament than those born in winter." Larry, born in the winter, can be quiet sometimes and never laughs at my jokes!
That won't stop me from trying though...