Open Access Opinion

Cross-Cultural Confirmation of the Type D Personality Construct

Dr. Les Rodriguez, PhD*

Johnson & Johnson Jacksonville, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 09, 2019;  Published Date: May 22, 2019


The Type D personality construct is characterized by negative affectivity and social inhibition and is a predictor of poor outcomes in cardiovascular health [1]. Patients with coronary artery disease and Type D personality have a higher rate of mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction [2]. They also have a four to six times higher risk for anxiety and depression [3], five times higher risk for poor mental health [4] and four times higher risk of recurrent cardiac episodes [5] compared to individuals who are not Type D personality.

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