Dr Oz: Personality Quiz & 4 Personality Types: Dr Helen Fisher

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Dr Oz: Personality Quiz & 4 Personality Types: Dr Helen Fisher

By on March 10, 2011

Dr Oz’s Personality Quiz, put together by Dr Helen Fisher, the Chemistry.com Chief Scientific Advisor, can tell you all about your health.  Is Your Personality Making You Sick?  Doctor Oz said that people often use the excuse “it is just my personality” as a reason for being stubborn, impulsive or a workaholic – sound familiar?  Take the Personality Quiz below to learn what your health risks are for your personality type!

Dr Oz: Personality & Health

Doctor Oz said that diet, bad habit and the environment can make you sick, but what about your personality?  Have you Dr Oz Personality Quizever taken one of those personality quizzes in a magazine or online to figure out the best career for you or what kind of partner you are?  Your personality may tell you things like if you are at risk for cancer, premature aging, obesity or heart disease.  Decide how true the eight statements below are about your personality, and then read what they reveal about your health.  Dr Oz asked Dr Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist, what is so new about this Personality Quiz?  She said that she has studied personality for many years, and has come up with 4 Personality Styles and ways of behaving that dictate who they choose to marry, but until now she never thought about how Personality Style could also impact your health.

Dr Oz: Explorer Personality: Risk-Taker & Impulsive

Dr Oz asked everyone to answer truthfully to what extent the following two statements sound like your personality:

1. I follow my interests even if they entail risks.

2.  I prefer new adventures rather than to analyze inner thoughts and motives.

If these statements sound like you, then you are an Explorer Personality.  You do not like getting bored, like the lady on the Dr Oz Show who just started surfing and quit her job to move across the country just to try something new.  Dr Helen Fisher said that these people are novelty seeking, risk taking, energetic, spontaneously generous and impulsive.  There is a down-side though, which is that people who take risks tend to have more accidents.  If you are under the age of 41, the highest rate of deaths is actually from accidents.  Dr Oz said that this personality type is more prone to depression, which can make it hard to fall asleep at night.  And you need at least six hours of sleep every night, otherwise you increase your risk of having a Stroke by 15%.

Dr Oz: Builder Personality: Stressed & Sedentary

Dr Oz asked everyone to answer truthfully to what extent the following two statements sound like your personality:

3.  I’m frugal which adds to my stress about finances.

4.  I’m most comfortable doing familiar, relaxing things.

Dr Helen Fisher said that the Builder Personality tends to be traditional, cautious, follows the rules, respects authority, likes the familiar and doing the same things, and is frugal biologically from the Serotonin system.  The problem for your health though is that all of this stress can lead you to an increased risk of having a Heart Attack.  Dr Oz said that medical problems for the Builder Personality Type comes from the fact that you often become sedentary when you are chronically stressed which makes you pre-disposed to Type 2 Diabetes.  And the stress you feel over finances puts you at a higher risk of Heart Disease.

Dr Oz: Director Personality: Independent & Workaholic

Dr Oz asked everyone to answer truthfully to what extent the following two statements sound like your personality:

5.  I don’t spend time with people unless they are really useful or interesting to me.

6.  My friends would call me a workaholic.

Doctor Oz said that this is his personality type, and Dr Helen Fisher said that she could tell by looking at his face because it is built by testosterone.  Dr Fisher said that the Director Personality Type tends to be analytical, logical, direct, decisive, tough-minded, full of energy, and good at things like math, science, engineering, medicine and computers.  However, the ambition can turn you into a workaholic, which can cause chest pains, ulcers and dizziness.  Doctor Oz said that other medical problems include not being able to relax which lowers your immunity and puts you at risk for premature aging.  Your chance of dying from a lack of social connections is just as high as your chances of dying from alcoholism, which is why Dr Helen Fisher said that we must build social connections.  Humans are social animals and our body and brain were built to be social.

Dr Oz: Negotiator Personality: Nurturer & Emotionally-Driven

Dr Oz asked everyone to answer truthfully to what extent the following two statements sound like your personality:

7.  I work hard to make almost everyone I know more comfortable and appreciated.

8.  After watching an emotional film, I often still feel moved by it several hours later.

A lady from Doctor Oz’s audience was a Negotiator Personality Type and said that she re-located to take care of her elderly father and mother, and she moved away from her husband and her business.  Dr Helen Fisher said that this Personality Type tends to be imaginative, intuitive, have good people skills and verbal skills, are compassionate, empathetic, nurturing and need to help others.  The problem is that these people often forget about themselves.  The Negotiator Personality Type has health risks including Auto-Immune Disease, delay of getting medical treatments for themselves since they do not prioritize themselves, and high risk for obesity since they tend to be extremely emotionally expressive which can lead to overeating.  Dr Oz said that this Personality Type tends to sense chronic stress, which your body then interprets as a famine.  So your brain turns on receptors and you start eating lots of foods you never even liked before – like the lady in Dr Oz’s audience who started eating lots of cake since moving to take care of her father.

Dr Oz: Personality Quiz

Dr Oz asked Dr Helen Fisher, what should people take away from this Personality Quiz?  The bottom line is that your personality does come out of your biology, so you need to get to know who you are biologically and genetically so that you can anticipate some of the rough spots your health could be headed for.  Whenever you go to the doctor, you should be thinking about what is going on in your life and how you can better cope with it.

What were your results of Dr Oz’s Personality Quiz?  Leave a comment below and lets see which Personality Types are most common!

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Comments to Dr Oz: Personality Quiz & 4 Personality Types: Dr Helen Fisher

  1. I turned out to be two which are builder and negotiator so I guess that’s a double wammy?

  2. I found out that I’m a builder, a workaholic, and a negotiator talk about a triple threat! Am I in for it or what?

  3. Carolyn Reed says:

    I found out I am a builder and a negotiator. Until the last few years I never saw myself as emotional, but I am and have always been. As it turns out my lifetime best friend of over 50 years, and I have the same personality. I realized that after watching today;s show. Oddly enough she had come come to the same conclusion today without having seen the show. We both have autoimmune diseases.

  4. Carolyn Reed says:

    Also, I recognized a friend of mine who is a doctor as being a director. He actually stated that he doesn’t listen to most people. Though that aspect of the show wasn’t covered online as it was on the show. There wasn’t a thing stated during the show that didn’t apply to him. I worry about his lack of social connections. It was a wise decision when Dr Oz stated he was going to call friends. Although, it is hard to imgine having friends to call when you are this personality, beause it takes time to have friends. A driven director, workaholic doesn’t usually recognize the body’s social need as pointed out by Dr Fisher. Hello Brenda. I know you are going to read today’s show. If you have any questions call, as I take notes each day

  5. I am a builder and negotiator as well. I think that this Personality Quiz is a little bit too short and not specific enough though, because I think that the majority of people will wind up being multiple of these personality types based on this quiz. Who knows, maybe this is because most people are a combination of different personality types.

  6. karen knapp says:

    I am the nurturer – and I have autoimmune disease – Multiple Sclerosis

  7. I identify with the “Emotional Nurturer” and guess what I have an autoimmune conditiion and I’m overweight – no surprise there. Just wish I knew this a long time ago.

  8. I turned out to be a negotiator and director.
    What diet do I follow?

  9. Hi dear Dr oz. Would u plz disscused about allergies repaired to the estrogen and projestron that are exist in naturali in my body

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