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People born in August are more positive and strong-willed than others

August, the eighth month of the year, is just around the corner. Here, we have compiled some amusing traits of those born in August.

People born in this month fall under two zodiac signs, Leo and Virgo. Those born between July 23rd and August 21st are considered Leos, while those born between August 22nd and September 23rd are Virgos. Famous people like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Neil Armstrong, and Usain Bolt were born in August. There are certain characteristics that are typical of people born in August, and these traits set them apart from others.

1. Strong-Willed

Both the Leo and the Virgo zodiac signs are known for their confidence, intelligence, and strong will. According to this online astrology website, they will never back down from an argument. So if you are expecting a child born in August, be prepared to stand your ground as a parent!

2. They are happier

Research from Vanderbilt University found that people with summer birthdays are less likely to experience depression than those born in the cooler months. This could be due to increased exposure to vitamin D in the womb, but researchers have also theorized that a newborn’s «biological clock» could be permanently imprinted by the long light cycles of summer – and that imprint gives them a more sunny disposition.

3. They are bigger

According to this study conducted by Cambridge University, involving over 450,000 individuals in the United Kingdom, babies born in August (as well as June and July) have a higher birth weight and are more likely to be taller as adults compared to those born in other months. The difference in size was attributed to the fact that women who give birth in late summer are exposed to more vitamin D during pregnancy, which is beneficial for the baby’s growth and development. Interestingly, the study also found that girls born in the summer tend to start puberty later (which is linked to a lower incidence of breast cancer, teenage pregnancy, and HPV). Hooray for sunshine!

4. More positive

People born in the summer are more likely to have an «excessively positive attitude» than those born in the winter, according to this European study on the relationship between birth month and temperament.

5. They are not alone..

Your baby won’t be the only summer birthday party in your calendar. According to the CDC, August is the most common month to be born in the USA (which means November and December are the most common months for conception). Blame it on the holiday spirit! Or the cold weather.

6. Fewer physical health issues

Researchers are not completely sure why – although it may have something to do with increased vitamin D exposure during pregnancy, according to this article – but individuals born in August and September are less likely to suffer from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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