“They are expert con artists and always have a secret agenda,” Rosenberg said."People are so amazed when they find that someone is a sociopath because they’re so amazingly effective at blending in. Their main tool to keep them from being discovered is a creation of an outer personality.": "You would like me if you met me.And finally, the researchers point out that some people seem to have a biological predisposition toward a more careful personality."While we are not yet sure of the precise physiological reasons," they write, "it appears that conscientious and un- conscientious people have different levels of certain chemicals in their brains, including serotonin." For more on the phenomenon, and other insights into longevity, check out "The Longevity Project" here.According to the authors, this group is more likely to take care of their health and avoid risks, and they also develop healthier relationships, whether it be romantic, friendly or work-related.
They live their life in the fast lane -- to the extreme -- seeking stimulation, excitement and pleasure from wherever they can get it," Rosenberg wrote in In their 2012 book "The Longevity Project," which looked at research over the course of 80 years, authors Howard S. Martin identified an association between being conscientious and a longer life span.Could that amazing new person you or a loved one is dating actually be a sociopath? Roughly one in 25 Americans is a sociopath, according to Harvard psychologist Dr. Stout told “They don’t really have the meaningful emotional inner worlds that most people have and perhaps because of that they can't really imagine or feel the emotional worlds of other people," M. Thomas, a diagnosed sociopath and author of A sociopath might not be anxious following a car accident, for instance, M. Sociopaths tend not to have friends--not real ones, anyway.Martha Stout, author of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) notes that sociopaths have an inflated sense of self. County Department of Mental Health, wrote for Sociopaths use deceit and manipulation on a regular basis. "Sociopaths don’t want friends, unless they need them.In the beginning of a new romantic relationship, our friendships often fall by the wayside."Conscientiousness, which was the best predictor of longevity when measured in childhood, also turned out to be the best personality predictor of long life when measured in adulthood," the authors wrote in their book.
"The young adults who were thrifty, persistent, detail oriented, and responsible lived the longest." Why do more prudent people tend to live longer?