Conscientiousness is the secret to a long life

时间:2017-09-17 07:00:09166网络整理admin

By Andy Coghlan EXECUTIVES who build successful companies, Olympic athletes and even some US presidents are all likely to live longer than the average Joe – because they are more conscientious. The life-prolonging benefits of a scrupulous life have come to light from a comparison of 20 previous studies which together rated 8900 people for conscientiousness using a standard psychological survey, and also recorded the age they died. Howard Friedman and Margaret Kern at the University of California at Riverside found that people who were less conscientious were 50 per cent more likely to die at any given age,