Study suggests running style may be linked to personality type

April 4, 2024

Human biomechanics specialists based out of Volodalen SportLab in France have found a connection between running style and personality type, according to a new study published in Plos One. The research team used 80 adult volunteers; participants were asked to complete three 50-metre running tests, where the team evaluated biomechanic factors such as ground contact time, flight time, step frequency, leg stiffness and more. Their personalities were also assessed using the well-known (though not scientifucally-backed) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which grouped participants into one of four categories: thinking-feeling, sensing-intuition, judging-perceiving and extraversion-introversion. Canadian Running