Weather and personality

United Arab Emirates
April 5, 2012 3:07pm CST
Hello people, Scientists study human health and the affect of weather on people. Do you think weather may affect your mood and your personality?
5 responses
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
16 Apr 12
I don't know about other people, but for me, definitely. If it's gloomy, I'm gloomy, too. Maybe because if there are clouds or fog, all the colors seem faded.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
8 Apr 12
I know it has affected by personality in great ways in the past, I don't need a scientific study to tell me that. There are times where it has been a bright and sunny day, the type of day that puts a great smile on your face, and it is just days like that where I have far more energy than I would on another normal day. An extra spring in myself as I moved forward. On the other hand, when the weather takes a turn for the bad, I am more tired and more prone to blow up at people. There are times where the weather just really turns around and really is bad and thus I have a more darker personality. I think that for me personally and for others, the personality that we have is directly connected with the amount of sunlight or lack there of.
• Philippines
7 Apr 12
Totally it is true. Even though I don't know how I can explain it scientifically, yes, weather affects our mood. Bright sunny days make me feel happy and fine. If it's too sunny and hot, I get hot-headed too. So just the right sunniness is enough to make me feel good. Rainy and cold days with dark skies makes me feel gloomy and sad and depressed. It makes me want to just sleep in my bed and cuddle with someone. The skies has a lot of impact in my mood.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
5 Apr 12
I would say yes, but only in cases of long term exposure and extreme cases. I grew up in a very rainy, foggy, miserable area of Britain. Then I lived in Asia for 25 years! Now I'm cold if the temperature falls below 30 degrees Celcius, I love the rain when it's warm. The weather, when you don't have to worry about it, dress for it, or otherwise take notice, has very little effect on your mood or mind. But when it isn't quite so pleasant, it's depressing and must surely effect your personality. Cold and snow lift the mood, but British grey skies and drizzle are enough to make anyone slightly crazy.
@SillyBE (181)
• Belgium
5 Apr 12
Hi smilemoon, Yes I think that the weather affect my mood and healt. When it's raining I'm more irritable, when there's snow I'm exited like a kid, and when there's a nice sun a have more energy. But I think that for other people it can be different. Also when it's raining after a hot day in a fishing party I feel relaxed.