WELLNESS
09/26/2014 03:20 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2014

This Surprising Personality Trait May Be Harming Your Health (WATCH)

Are you a go-getter? Being ambitious will likely benefit your career, but it could be hurting your health, according to a recent study.

Pennsylvania State University experimental psychologists Cory Potts and David Rosenbaum joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressey-Tehrani to discuss how being ambitious might be hazardous to your health.

Rosenbaum's research has found that people have a tendency to "pre-crastinate," meaning that they choose to begin a task as soon as possible just to finish it quicker, even if requires expending more effort.

So why should we be concerned about this? Some of the potential risks including speeding from one task to another, or taking on too many things at one time, just to get them over with, says Potts.

As Potts put it, "If someone is really interested in getting into their desired lane of traffic, they'll merge too quickly."

Check out the conversation above, or watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.

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