Apparently, there is statistical evidence that shows you have a higher chance of ending up in certain types of jobs depending on your birth month, a study by the Office for National Statistics in the UK finds. The month you're born in can have some effect on life outcomes. The reason for that isn't due to horoscopes, but seasonal interferences, according to Oxford neuroscientist Russell Foster.
"It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb," Foster says.
Here are some of the characteristics or careers of people born in different months:
- January: Debt collectors and general practitioners
- February: Artists and traffic wardens.
- March: Pilots and musicians.
- April: Dictators.
- May: Politicians.
- June: CEOs and Nobel prize winners.
- July: Bricklayers, train drivers, and artists.
- August: Bricklayers and US presidents.
- September: Athletes and physicists.
- October: Centenarians or people who live really long lives.
- November: Serial killers and schizophrenics.
- December: Dentists and messiahs.
As a September baby, the list isn't very accurate because the only athletic ability I seem to have is working out my mouth muscles during meals. Do these examples ring true for you?