Personality traits affect health: Dettol study

Our Bureau | Updated on: Sep 29, 2011

Persons of conscientious and careful personality are 10 per cent less likely to catch cold and diarrhoea, as they are more likely to have better personal and domestic hygiene habits, says a report by antiseptic soap and lotion brand, Dettol.

The Dettol HABIT study was carried out in 12 countries, including India.

Releasing the report here on Wednesday, Mr Chander Sethi, Chairman and Managing Director, Reckitt Benkiser (India), said, “The report has shown that the odds of using anti-germ soap are three times higher among educated people, explaining the rationale behind us spreading awareness about good health and hygiene.”

In India, unlike other countries, gender has no bearing on hygiene and households, with children and the elderly in the family having better hygiene, the report said. According to the study, homemakers were the most hygienic, whilst students and office-goers were the worst.

Published on September 29, 2011
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