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A bad memory could be down to your personality

A new study carried out by universities in Illinois and Canada has demonstrated a connection between personality traits and how you recall significant memories.

In a project that involved 100 men and women, researchers discovered that negative thinkers cast past memories in a negative light compared to their happier counterparts.

Extroverts meanwhile reflected on the past in a positive light leading researchers to believe that thinking about events from your past in an optimistic manner could help fight depression.

When challenging these thoughts, the study revealed that men found it easier to change their views but women’s moods dipped when they attempted to suppress bad memories.

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