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Achoo! What your sneeze says about you

June 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM ET

Video: Have you ever thought about the way you sneeze? It turns out it can be a surprising personality indicator. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports on the secrets of the sneeze.

If you’ve never given much thought to the way you sneeze, maybe you should -- because it can be a surprising personality indicator.

TODAY explores all the ways we sneeze – an involuntary action that we can actually control.

“In ancient times, sneezes were seen as divine signs and some cultures considered sneezing a purge of evil spirits,” TODAY's Jenna Wolfe said Thursday.

Neurologist Dr. Alan R. Hirsch of Chicago's Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation told TODAY, "the way you sneeze reflects your personality. It tells you who you are.”

Does your sneeze sound like a war cannon or more like a kitten? Learn more about your sneezing style here: What your sneeze says about your personality

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