Monthly Archives: February 2015

A short personality test predicts health compliance

Dr. Mike Abrams of NYU and Dr. Richard Seides of Seton Hall University found that a 10 item version of the five factor personality inventory can predict peoples’ adherence to dietary and lifestyle regimens in diabetes.  It has often been a mystery why intelligent and educated people often allow their health to deteriorate by making relatively minor changes to their lifestyle.  It was discovered that personality traits like conscientiousness, openness to new experiences, and extroversion correlate strongly with diligence in self restraint.