June 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM ET
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