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