Birth Seasons Affect your Personality by Cher’ley

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The season is changing back and forth, does that affect your mood? Grrr-I’m laughing.English: Angry catI’m not a Grrr person, but it seems that I should be grumpier since my birth month is in the winter.



Here are a few examples of how your birth seasons affect your mood:

  • Cyclothymictemperament (characterized by rapid, frequent swings between sad and cheerful moods), was significantly higher in those born in the summer, in comparison with those born in the winter.
  •   Hyperthymic temperament—a tendency to be excessively positive—was significantly higher in those born in spring and summer.
  •   Those born in the winter were significantly less prone to irritable temperament than those born at other times of the year.
  •   Those born in autumn show a significantly lower tendency to depressive temperament than those born in winter.

According to an article on Yahoo These mood personalities could be because of what’s available to your mother during certain seasons — such as nutrients, your mother’s level of physical activity, outdoor temperature, types of pathogens, and light exposure. All of these factors play a role in nervous-system development.

Writers will enjoy the Wheel of Emotions when you are thinking of what kind of mood your character is in.


English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

English: Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a few more ways birth seasons affect your personality:

  •   Summer lovers (17 percent) – “Happier, less fearful, and less angry on days with more sunshine and higher temperatures. More hours of precipitation was associated with less happiness and more anxiety and anger.”
  • Summer haters (27 percent) – “Less happy and more fearful and angry when the temperature and the percentage of sunshine were higher. With more hours of precipitation, they tended to be happier and less fearful and angry.”
  • Rain haters (9 percent) – “Angrier and less happy on days with more precipitation. By comparison, they were more happy and fearful, but less angry, on days with more sunshine and higher temperatures.”
  • Unaffected by weather (48 percent) – Largely unimpacted by changes in the weather.

Weather Doesn’t Have to Impact Your Mood

Connolly (2008) in Psychcentral found that men responded to unexpected weather by simply changing their plans. Raining? Let’s stay in instead of going for a hike. Unexpectedly warm day? Let’s take advantage of it by going to the water park or beach. Women, on the other hand, didn’t seem as likely to modify their activities, thereby more often taking the brunt of the unexpected weather on their mood.

English: Animated global map of monthly long t...

English: Animated global map of monthly long term mean surface air temperature (Mollweide projection). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 ***What affects your mood? Is it the weather or something else?***


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20 Responses to Birth Seasons Affect your Personality by Cher’ley

  1. I was born in June so I guess that’s why I like summer better than winter. My late husband was born in October, but he preferred warmer weather.


  2. Doris says:

    I love this! Oh the joys of studying the unusual. I’ll have to study this a bit more, but what a boon to character background. Thanks Doris


  3. Mike Staton says:

    Stay away blues! I’m a cusp kid, born in the late autumn when sometimes winter rears its snowy head.


  4. Kathy Waller says:

    I love this. However, I was born in late autumn, and I’m a cyclothymic, depressive, irritable summer-lover and rain hater living in the wrong part of the world. From March to November I feel blah and write blog posts complaining about the heat, which by now readers probably skip. But the last couple of cool, wet weeks have been wonderful. Oh–and I love the graphics, too.


  5. sstamm625 says:

    Really interesting! I’m a summer-born cyclothymic type. I don’t really hate rain–unless we have it for days and days on end. But the gray, gray days of winter can really get me down. Vitamin D supplements help though.


  6. Neva Bodin says:

    I love all seasons but would like a little less extremes in the weather as I get older! But that is all great food for thought in character development! Thanks Cherley!


  7. Wranglers says:

    Neva, glad there’s something here you can use. Cher’ley


  8. Very interesting post Cherley. I’m a summer but I like all seasons and don’t have problems with any of them. Great info for character building. Thanks for the information!


  9. Seems much more scientific than a horoscope and a great way to start building characters! Great post, Cher’ley!


  10. I’m a sunshine girl, that’s one reason I don’t live on either coast! But, I’m disliking winter more and more and can’t wait to become a snowbird to AZ or NM!! My current work in progress features an irritable/angry woman who finally gets another chance at love, redemption, and therefore, experiences a change in attitude. Great post, Cher’ley, and helps me understand my (novel) characters a little better.


  11. Nancy Jardine says:

    Cher’ley – very interesting concepts above. I can believe that women don’t tend to make plan changes that are weather driven. Living in a very unpredictable climate like i have in Scotland, people would never do anything if they always needed to avoid rain! 🙂


  12. Wranglers says:

    It doesn’t seem to be the seasons that alter my mood as much as sunshine. A cold snowy winter doesn’t seem as bad when there are a decent number of sunny days. Long periods of dreary days tend to bring my mood down regardless of the time of year .


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