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All about Type G Personality Physical and Mental Health

All about Type G Personality Physical and Mental Health

Updated on Nov 18, 2022 | Published on Nov 01, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

All about Type G Personality Physical and Mental Health

So, are you concerned about type G personality physical and mental health after a personality test? Though the personality type is usually praised, worried if there are any hidden troubles?

Well, good thing you are this curious because there are some worrisome possibilities!

Don’t worry, I’ll let you in on the details eventually. I made this think-piece so that you can have a clearer idea about G-type health and try to help your type G friends or yourself if you are a type G person.

C’mon, let’s get started without further ado!

Type G Personality Physical and Mental Health

There aren’t many studies based on people with type G personalities because it’s fairly new. 

However, they have extraordinary and well-defined traits and some of them come with serious health concerns. If you or someone close is a type G person, it’s better to be aware of the possibilities and not wait for direct evidence.

So, let’s have a swift stroll here…

1. Risk factors of high intelligence

Type G people are most famous for their high intelligence. Their brain is continuously hyperactive which helps them consider precise details, have a strong intuition, and be perfectionists.

No research has been conducted on the physical or mental health concerns faced by people with type G personality traits. However, medical reviewers found a connection between a hyperactive brain and a high IQ with the risk of developing several health problems in a 2018 study.

The study subjects were 3715 members of American Mensa (the organization with members with the top scores in standard IQ tests).

The research found that when the brain is hyperactive, the body is also hyperactive. So, people with high intelligence are prone to disorders including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and other physiological diseases like autoimmune diseases, asthma, and allergies.

About 26% of the Mensa members were diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and dysthymic disorder.

During the 2018 study, researchers found a remarkable relationship between the Mensa members and the mentioned health concerns.

A 2021 research study also showed that high emotional intelligence is connected to worry, anxiety, and depression symptoms.

Not to forget, type G people are also keen geeks. They get highly passionate about their interests and study deep into them. This makes them shine in both academics and their profession. A 2015 study established a strong link between good academic performance and anxiety.

On the other hand, a 2022 research article says that high intelligence and IQ are not risk factors for any sort of mental health disorders and that they can protect subjects from PTSD and anxiety. So, further study into it is definitely required.

However, several reasons back the connection between people with high IQ and anxiety like these:

  • A high sense of self-awareness pressures them to perform better.
  • Strong observational skills make them more aware of real and apparent threats in their life.
  • Fear of losing others’ trust in being smart makes them push harder to maintain their position
  • Constant awareness and a hyperactive mind cause rumination and worry.
  • They can also sense others’ anxiety and stress which worries them about the threats indirectly.

2. Risk factors of introversion

Let’s also not forget that type G people are introverted. They often hide their emotions due to the fear of being rejected. They consciously avoid social situations and suffer from social isolation. Loneliness and depression are the most frequent health concerns for introverts.

A word from ThePleasantPersonality

If you have a type G acquaintance and are worried about them, bring up the topic of regular checkups. Don’t beat around the bush because they don’t like complications. It’s best to give them a short gist about the issue and insist on considering medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

But if you are the type G person, you know better than anyone else about your health risks. So, take the required measures ASAP even if you feel and seem fine now. Don’t wait to notice any symptoms.

If you seek experts early and take the necessary preventive measures, you can save yourself a lot of trouble in the future.

If you are a child and must consult your guardian for a checkup, you might feel shy about expressing your feelings and thoughts. But this is not the time to ponder on these. Prioritize your health over and don’t let introversion interfere.

Article Sources


1. www.anneangelone.com/type-g-personality-gifted-and-geeky/
2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616303324