When we think of hormones, we tend to think about how they affect parts of our health such as our mood, our skin, or our energy levels. But hormones can also play a role in our personality, especially when it comes to testosterone. There are a number of personality traits that are linked to high levels of testosterone, and understanding this connection might help give you a better idea of the fascinating ways your personality can be shaped by your biology.
"Generally hormones, like testosterone, and other chemicals in our body can influence the way we perceive and then react to situations," licensed psychologist Ashley B. Hampton, PhD tells Bustle. They can affect people differently, and they can also manifest themselves differently in specific situations.
Although high testosterone levels are often linked to higher levels of less desirable traits such as anger or aggression, not all traits that result from the hormone are negative, and they can often work in your favor.
Not everyone who has these traits necessarily has higher levels of testosterone, but research shows that those who have more of the hormone tend to fall into these categories. Here are six personality traits that may indicate you have high levels of testosterone, according to experts.