somatotonia


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somatotonia

(ˌsəʊmətəʊˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Psychology) a personality type characterized by assertiveness and energy: said to be correlated with a mesomorph body type. Compare cerebrotonia, viscerotonia
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Mesomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'somatotonia', (energetic and aggressive), and ectomorphs are more likely to have personalities strong in 'cerebrotonia' (shy and inhibited).