A new study found being hot-tempered and expressing your anger could be a key to enjoying a long and healthy life.
Researchers at the University of Jena in Germany assessed more than 6,000 patients and found that those who internalized their anxiety suffered from a raised pulse.
Over time, this results in high blood pressure and an increased chance of developing a wide range of illnesses, from coronary heat disease to cancer and kidney damage.
Researchers identified a group of so-called 'repressors' who were particularly at risk. These people avoid risks and always seek a high level of control over themselves and their surroundings.
Although they might be at a higher risk of developing certain illnesses, recovery from a range of conditions appears to be faster among repressors.
The study was published in the journal Health Psychologies.