Can introverts achieve happiness? Researchers recently untangled some of the knots in the complex associations between happiness, personality, social relationships, and emotion regulation. They examined how quality social relationships and emotion regulation ability might positively affect the happiness of introverts. Their results clarify the nature of those complex associations, and the authors suggest how introverts […]
Happy, happy, happy….* Pursuing pleasant emotions and avoiding unpleasant emotions, just like the melody and lyrics of the very popular “happy” song will make you believe, can help us adapt and succeed most of the time. But, optimizing well-being also involves more than just maximizing pleasure. We must optimize our emotional experience.
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How do you get the most “bang” for your well-being buck when it comes to maximizing your personality strengths as you strive to achieve your goals and experience happiness? The answer lies (hopefully) within you – “keystone” personality strengths: Grit, Curiosity, and Meaning. New research about goal pursuit and well-being has provided that answer.
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