A recent study conducted in Italy has shown that people with stubborn personality traits tend to live longer than those who are a bit more diplomatic.
The researchers looked at a large group of aging people in a rural town and found the common denominator with those who lived longer was their stubbornness.
"The main themes that emerged from our study, and appear to be the unique features associated with better mental health of this rural population, were positivity, work ethic, stubbornness and a strong bond with family, religion and land." The researchers added.
“We also found that this group tended to be domineering, stubborn and needed a sense of control, which can be a desirable trait as they are true to their convictions and care less about what others think.”
So next time you get a hard time for being stubborn from your friends or family, just remember you might end up out living them!