Article Summary By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
Are you an extrovert? Well, you might just be happier than the rest.
Recent research focusing on five major countries dived into what personality traits were linked with higher life satisfaction. Canada, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States were the focus of this study. With tens of thousands of participants, what they found was a link between extroversion and life satisfaction. While the trend was clear across all countries, they did find lower life satisfaction in some countries then others, indicating that this find was culturally influenced. North America was found to have the highest link between the two factors.
Other studies have also found this link. One such study, completed in 2013, found a link between extroversion, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction in China. The researchers postulated this was due to higher success in the work place when one is considered an extrovert.
So why is this?
In 2002, researchers found that extroverts possessed the ability to find “hedonic balance”, or the capability of balancing positive and negative emotions. However, you shouldn’t worry if you are inclined to believe you are an introvert, this trend does not mean you cant be happy too.
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