A new study has identified a key difference between people who believe their life is in danger and people who say their life can be taken care of.
The new study, conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Princeton University, has found that people who are concerned about their lives are more likely to engage in aggressive and impulsive behaviors.
They also have a lower quality of life than people who aren’t concerned.
Researchers from the Harvard Medical and Princeton Medical Schools and the Harvard Center for Risk and Resilience analyzed data from more than 3,000 participants from four groups: those who believe life is threatened, those who say they don’t know what life is like, those concerned about living and those who said their life was in danger.
The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, are consistent with research showing that people feel less secure when their lives appear precarious.
People who said life is uncertain are more at risk of committing risky behaviors, such as drinking and drug use.
People in the “threatened” group also tend to be more anxious and have a higher risk of depression.
This could be a major problem in terms of preventing suicide, as people in the latter group tend to have higher rates of depression, according to the study.
While the study does not find any link between being in the threatened and impotent group and higher suicide rates, it does suggest that these people are more susceptible to engaging in risky behaviors.
The authors wrote that the findings should be taken with a grain of salt.
“We can’t predict how people will act in a crisis situation, but we can identify how people are most likely to act in those situations,” said lead author and Harvard professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences Dr. Matthew Rabinowitz.
“People who are most susceptible to risky behavior are those who feel most threatened by their situation.”
People in the threatened group were also more likely than the others to report feelings of hopelessness, sadness and a sense of loss.
These feelings were associated with low emotional intelligence and lower quality-of-life.
“What we found is that those who are in the ‘threatened’ group tend not to experience feelings of sadness, meaning they are less likely to experience negative emotions,” Rabinowksi said.
“If you’re in the situation where you’re fearful, you may have higher risk behaviors than the rest of the population,” he added.
“In terms of social support, people in threat groups tend to feel less supportive than the general population.”
The study found that being in danger also predicted increased likelihood of being in a relationship.
People with a higher degree of fear were more likely not to have a romantic relationship.
The study also found that fear of social isolation was associated with greater depression and lower self-esteem.
Researchers said they hope the findings will lead to better ways of understanding and treating the social anxiety disorder.