Slim chance any of us will beat the odds against death. But according to new research, those with higher levels of conscientiousness have a lower mortality rate than those with lower conscientiousness. Although conscientiousness has a small impact on mortality, other personality factors such as extraversion and neuroticism were found to have no association with increased risk of death, according to the study. So mate, if you want to live to see the apocalypse, best you live conscientiously.