As a society, we love classification and categorization. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert you are guaranteed to find a plethora of articles online on which is better and how to deal with each of these types of people. Are you a rare INFJ? There's a meme for that (if you want to know your personality type, I highly recommend you take the quick, easy, and free test here).
While the connection between these traits and different psychological disorders is well-studied, the implication of personality types on physical health is less examined. Certain personality types, however, are correlated with certain behaviors—one being impulsiveness. More studies are showing how possessing this trait is correlated with increased weight gain. One study, for example, found that people who had increased impulsiveness had a greater tendency to give in to temptations, which led to a 10 percent increase in weight.
While several of the personality traits tend to be impulsive, ESTPs are particularly high in this trait. Interestingly, enough other studies show that people who tend to be extroverted or even neurotic eat more high-energy sugary and junk foods when they're feeling emotional. On the flip side, people who are more conscious and aware of themselves and their surroundings tend to have more self-control and indulge less in emotional eating. They also eat more foods that are considered healthy like fruits and vegetables.
If you know you have the tendency to be a more impulsive or are easy affected emotionally there are some easy ways to start working toward a healthier diet and start to realign your relationship with food: