Chapter 9: Why Personality and

Emotions Matter for Longevity

Don’t worry, be happy, and organize your sock drawer

Watch prof. Sonja Lyubomirsky's talk on happiness

Toxoplasma gondii parasites (here invading cells)

Top 10 Most Neurotic Countries -- out of 37 measured, incl US, UK, Canada (Poland not measured)

Greece

1.

Russia

2.

Egypt

3.

Japan

4.

Italy

5.

Spain

6.

Portugal, Uganda

7.

Australia

8.

India

9.

France, Lithuania

10.

  • What about extroverts and introverts?

  • What has a clean desk to do with longevity?

  • Can you change your personality (and if yes, how)?

  • What are the mechanisms that link personality with health?

  • Answers to these questions (and much more!) in the book