How your personality type can predict how you behave in bed

How your personality type can predict how you behave in bed

How Your Personality Type Can Predict Your Bedroom Performance: Worried and pessimistic people are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction, study finds

  • Men with a type D personality are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction
  • You tend to avoid interactions with others and are prone to embarrassment
  • Up to two in five people in the UK and US are estimated to have type D

According to a study, your personality type depends on how well you do in the bedroom.

Men with a Type D personality — who are shy and pessimistic — were more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

These people tend to avoid interactions with others, are prone to embarrassment, and have difficulty showing emotion.

Researchers said these people may also be less willing to seek help, which is why they are more likely to develop ED.

They may also have lower treatment adherence and a higher risk of depression compared to the general population.

It is estimated that between 17 and 39 percent of people in the UK, US and Europe have a type D personality.

A study of nearly 2,000 men in Taiwan with erectile dysfunction found that about 15 percent reported moderate or severe cases. But the rate rose to a fifth among those who had a Type D personality


Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, occurs when a man is unable to get or maintain an erection.

It is more common in those over 40 but affects men of all ages.

Failure to stay upright is usually due to fatigue, stress, anxiety, or alcohol and is not a cause for concern.

However, it can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, side effects from medications, or hormonal issues.

Lifestyle factors that can affect the condition include obesity, smoking, cycling too much, drinking too much, and stress.

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Researchers surveyed 1,740 sexually active Taiwanese men, ages 20 to 40, who were asked online questions about their personality and sex life.

The results, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, showed that 941 (54.1 percent) had a type D personality.

Of all volunteers, 15.9 percent (360 men) reported moderate or severe erectile dysfunction.

But the number rose to 19.4 percent (229 men) among those classified as Type D.

And those with this type of personality also had worse depression scores — 17 out of 32, compared to 13 among all participants.

Those who were type D were also less active, more likely to smoke, and more likely to eat poorly, all of which increase the risk of ED.

Individuals with type D personality were also less likely to turn to doctors when they felt unwell and heed medical advice.

The researchers said they did not look at the participants’ medical histories, which could play a role in their erectile dysfunction.

Previous research has shown that erectile dysfunction, thought to affect one in five Britons and Americans, worsens the quality of life for men and their partner.

Rates are much higher in older men, but the disorder is “not uncommon” in young men, where it could have a “dramatic effect” on their lives, researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taipei said.

Poor mental health also increases the risk of erectile dysfunction, with studies showing that people with depression are 40 percent more likely to have the condition, while those with erectile dysfunction are three times more likely to have depression.