Friday, January 22, 2010

Early birds really do catch the worms

Early risers are more likely to grab life by the scruff of the neck than night owls. Christoph Randler from the University of Leipzig studied 367 students and found that early risers were more likely to identify long-range goals and feel responsibility for their own life. The link was weak but still statistically significant. It's not sure whether early risers really have a different personality or whether it's just easier for them to get things done in a society geared to working 9 to 5. Previous studies have shown that night owls tend to be more extrovert, pessimistic and creative while morning people are more consicentious and that genetic differences are quite important in deciding who ends up as a lark or an owl.

You can find out more about this study at

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