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Optimists suffer less

How affective temperaments affect pain perception

20 October 2022by Valentina Bergonzi

An epidemiological analysis reveals the correlation between certain innate personality traits and pain sensitivity – the study has revealed optimistic people are less sensitive. Researchers are not only interested in the result but more importantly, how they got there by studying a general population sample with no overt problems.

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