For all of you sneezing away..............ACHOOOOOO

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  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Body Language Expert Describes the 4 Types of Sneezers

    ABC, April 25, 2006


    The sneeze is a common sound this time of year as tree pollen and ... weeds hit their peak season.

    But you may want to listen to all that sneezing: A body language expert said that a sneeze can offer a revealing look at someone's personality.

    "Most of us have a sneeze style that we stick with throughout our lives that matches our personality," said Patti A. Wood, a body language expert who created the Achoo IQ Study for Benadryl.

    Through survey research and observational studies, Wood categorized sneezers into four categories: the nice sneezer, the "be right" sneezer, the "get it done" sneezer and the enthusiastic sneezer.

    "Although the sneeze is a reflexive action, it is seemingly much simpler body language than yawning and coughing," Wood said.

    So what does your sneeze say about you?

    If you're a single sneezer that turns away when you sneeze, Wood would classify you as a "nice sneezer." These people are characterized as being warm, helpful, supportive and nurturing of others.

    Or are you the type to let a big loud sneeze out? These sneezers, or "get it done" sneezers, are found to be fast, decisive and to the point. They typically make the best leaders.

    Do you always keep tissues handy and cover your mouth when you feel a sneeze coming? These are the "be right" sneezers and are typically the careful, accurate, deep-thinking type.

    The last group are the "enthusiastic" sneezers, Wood said. These are the people with sneezes you notice -- such as your grandfather whose sneezes perhaps terrify you, or your co-worker who always sneezes five times. The enthusiastic sneezers were found to be charismatic and social and have the ability to motivate others.

    Like Father ... Like Son?

    It turns out your sneeze may not be as original as you think. According to researchers, a sneeze style may be a genetic trait passed down from generation to generation. . .

    In a study conducted in Sweden, researchers looked at the relationship between light and sneezing. They estimated that 20 percent of the population suffers a genetic syndrome called "autosomal dominant compelling helio-ophthalmic outburst syndrome," which causes them to sneeze from bright lights in their field of vision.

    Stopping a Sneeze

    And what about holding in a sneeze -- can that harm you?

    "For the most part, no," Dr. Little said. ". . .(but) Continued instances of holding in a sneeze could add pressure to your sinuses and cause lightheadedness."

    Wood said that women are more likely to hold in a sneeze and do so about 30 percent of the time. . . .

    LOL it seems like like there's one of each in my family...

    I vary between 'nice' and 'get it done', my daughter would be the 'nice" plus 'polite' sneezer (my own added classification, as she is more than 'nice', you can barely hear her), and my son would be a 'get it done' sneezer.

    My DH however could be classified as something more than an "enthusiastic" sneezer IMO... I would call him a "Showstopper Sneezer" ! VERY loud, violent, and 5-6 sneezes in a row usually...

  2. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I always love it when you come up with either the funniest or most interesting posts.

    I think I'm a nice/be right sneezer and also very quiet.

    Nancy B.

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