Maybe there's some truth to astrology, after all. The season (though not exactly the month) you were born in could affect your mood and personality in surprising ways. At least that's what a Hungarian study discovered.
Researchers asked 366 people to fill out a survey, which contained statements like, "I like to tackle new projects" or "My moods change quickly" to determine their basic personality type. Then they correlated the answers with the study subjects' birthdays.
The results? They found that people born in the spring and summer tended to be more optimistic, and those born in the winter tended to have higher rates of depression--though they were less irritable than the people born in the other three seasons. People with summer birthdays also were prone to mood swings.
Researchers suspect the differences in the amount of sunlight as well as seasonal foods and infections could account for the connection. If your mom was mostly pregnant in the winter months, say, and got the flu and didn't get outdoors much, that could have affected your development in utero.
Still, biology isn't destiny, so if you don't fit your seasonal description, that's okay too.
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