Are Introverts More Prone to Sickness?

Heads up for the introverts! How you react to stress greatly affects your resistance to diseases and viruses including HIV. This was discovered by scientists in the UCLA AIDS Institute. According to the December 15 edition of Biological Psychiatry, it was found out that the immune mechanism of shy people makes them more susceptible to infection compared to the outgoing people.

Dr. Steve Cole, principal investigator and assistant professor of hematology-oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute, physicians in ancient Greece have noticed that those with a “melancholic temperament” are more vulnerable to viral infections.

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