Happiness is contagious! This blog post discusses how people who are happy are much more likely to be competitive and cooperative. * People who are happy are more likely to be decisive and cooperative. * Happiness is contagious!
This blog post discusses how people who are happy are much more likely to be competitive and cooperative. According to a study done by Drs. Ed Diener, Richard Lucas, Dan Stone, Lisa Brown, & June Taylorm in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1986), “happy adults are far less reactive than unhappy ones.” The authors point out that this makes sense because happy people have fewer stressors or worries weighing on them which means they can focus better when things get tough.
As such, it’s not surprising that another set of studies found that happier students were also more assertive with their peers–in other words they were more likely to take control of a group project. * These studies also found that happy people are not as easily manipulated by others and tend to be strong, strategic thinkers who can bounce back quickly from mistakes or setbacks.
* People who are unhappy have fewer stressors which means they’re reactive when things get tough so it makes sense that another set of studies found that unhappier students were less assertive with their peers–in other words they were less likely to take charge on projects. * Unhappy people are easier for others to manipulate, too making them weaker strategists and slower at recovering from mistakes or setbacks than those who are happier. The graphs below illustrate the benefits of being happy in life: The graph shows how