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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: Cows stand in a farm inside the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Five traits make a difference in your longevity. So much so, that having these traits will help you overcome your genetics. Researchers analyzed health and personality traits in a group of Italians between the ages of 90 and 101. They found these folks had a lot of traits in common.

Here are the traits:

1. Positivity
2. Stubbornness
3. Conscientious work ethic
4. Living a rural life and loving it
5. A strong connection with your family and religion

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