We Feel Happier When Behaving More Extraverted Than Normal

Emily Reynolds, Evy Kuijpers, Joeri Hofmans, Jennifer Pickett, Bart Wille

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A new study, published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, looks in more detail at what happens when we deviate from our “baseline” levels of extraversion. The team finds that higher-than-normal levels of extraversion-related behaviours are associated with more positive feelings — even for those who aren’t extraverted to begin with.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationResearch Digest
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2021


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