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The temperature of the region that you grow up in could influence your personality, suggests a study in Nature Human Behavior. Researchers analyzed data on more than 5,500 Chinese students and more than 1.6 million Americans who responded to an online survey. Participants indicated where they grew up (by city in the case of the Chinese students and by ZIP code for the American participants), and took a personality inventory that measured the Big Five personality traits. On average, participants who grew up in areas with more pleasant temperatures–closer to 72 degrees Fahrenheit–scored higher on measures of agreeableness, conscientiousness and emotional stability, as well as extroversion and openness to experience, than people who grew up in colder or hotter places. (Monitor on Psychology)

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