Michael A Cassar
The Link Between Personality and Happiness
Ever wonder why some people seem to never have a bad day? They are happy no matter what life throws at them. One of the defining factors is their personality.
Take a look at these personality traits and how, if you have them, they may be affecting your happiness.
There's no such thing as perfect. Those who lean towards perfectionism, tend to be less happy than those who enjoy the process and accept that, while not perfect, they did their best. While a perfectionist may find happiness in a job well done, it is usually short lived.
Dreamers tend to be happy people. Although they may lean towards procrastination, which brings stress, they quickly move on to the next big dream once the stress has passed.
One thing dreamers do well is spend time visualizing what they want from life. If they take action on these, they are likely to achieve their dreams.
People who like to be organised have a lot going for them. However, it is important they find balance. Being too focused on organisation may cause them to miss the small details that they should be enjoying. Being disorganised can leave them feeling frustrated. When it comes to getting organised, focus on efficiency, not perfection.
Positivity is one personality trait that has a large impact on a person's personal happiness. Some people are born with a tendency to this trait, while others have to strive to stay out of the negative. Every day practice looking for the positive in every experience. After a while, it will become habit and you will find happiness comes to you naturally.
Living in the Moment
Those who have learned to live in the moment are happy people. They find joy in being fully present each and every day of their lives. They love the experience as much as the outcome of everything they do.
Some people find living in the moment hard, but the difficulty is only in their mind. Only you can choose how you want to live your life. You can live in the past, rehashing things that cannot be changed. You can meticulously plan for the future but may find disappointment if your plans don't come together. Or you can focus on the here and now and love the life you've been given. You can let go of regrets and work each day to be a little better than you were yesterday. That's not to say you shouldn't dream or plan for the future, but while doing so, don't forget to enjoy the present.
While some people seem to be born with just the right personality traits, others have to work a bit harder to find happiness. No matter where you fall in the scope, remember, happiness is a choice only you can make for yourself.