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Psychology Today: How Much Does Our Personality Determine Our Happiness?

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In the latest blog post for Psychology TodayDr. Pelin Kesebir explores how we can change our internal qualities to increase our happiness.

“We have the potential to increase our happiness, no matter how small the changes we make to our personality,” writes Dr. Pelin Kesebir.

In the latest blog post for Psychology TodayDr. Pelin Kesebir explores how we can change our internal qualities to increase our happiness.

Key Points:

  • Barring extreme circumstances, happiness originates from the inside more than the outside.
  • Certain personality traits such as low neuroticism, high positivity, benevolence and curiosity are closely linked to happiness.
  • Our personalities are not entirely malleable, but we can all do things to cultivate happiness-inducing qualities in ourselves.

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