In addition to sunnier skies, spring has a way of bringing about sunnier dispositions — and that's never more true than for those who are spring babies.
You may be less at risk for a mental health disorder.
A 2010 study on mice suggests that those born in the winter were more likely to develop a mental health condition than those born in warmer months.
It's important to reiterate that the study was only conducted in mice, so it's not entirely conclusive on the effect it may have on humans. However, it does provide interesting insight into how birth order may potentially affect mood and behavior.
You may be more optimistic.
A brighter season = A brighter outlook? A 2014 study conducted by researchers in Hungary found that people born in springtime were more likely to have a "hyperthymic temperament," a characteristic associated with being overly positive. Research suggests optimism can improve your mood and even boost your immune system.
But your risk for heart problems is higher.
Here's some bad news: According to a study by data scientists at Columbia University, people who were born in March are more likely to have heart issues, such as atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. The same research also found that July and October babies may be more at risk for asthma, and winter babies may have a higher risk of neurological problems.
A balanced diet, exercise and eliminating unhealthy behaviors like smoking are all paramount to protecting yourself against heart disease — no matter which month you were born.
You could be more creative.
Your innovative brain might have to do with your birth season, according to data published in the journal Comprehensive Psychology. Researcher Mark Hamilton from the University of Connecticut analyzed more than 300 public figures — from celebrities and artists to and scientists and politicians — as a hallmark of creativity. He discovered that the majority of them were born in "wet" months, thus potentially more likely to be creative.
You’re more likely to become a leader.
A study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada found that babies born in March and April were more likely to become company leaders than those born in the summer months. The research analyzed 375 CEOs’ birthdates from S&P 500 companies between 1992 and 2009.
Of course, it's crucial to note all of this research is hardly definitive. There's no real evidence in any of the studies that suggests there's a causation, which is needed in order to draw a formal conclusion. In other words, your destiny is not defined by your date of birth but rather your own personal choices.