Social anxiety and shyness is correlated to low self-esteem. High self-esteemers have clear and consistent ideas about themselves, whereas people with low self-esteem do not. People with low self-esteem are more likely to bec... ... middle of paper ... ...put others down to make themselves feel better. People accept information that makes them look good, but rejects and find faults in people who criticize them. For instance, when people take a test and perform well on it, the test is fair and valid.
For example, both assessments revealed I prefer working and being in the company of others more than I like being by myself. This conclusion is inaccurate because it is more balanced between the two rather than one being favored over the other. Since I display more characteristics of an extrovert than an introvert, the assessments could have pushed for a more extroverted description of working and being with others, even though I prefer to be alone just as much as I prefer to be with others. As research and common knowledge have shown, personality assessments are not completely accurate and the psychometric qualities of the test itself could be to
Najemy (89) argues that the theory of authentic happiness provides an approach for explaining happiness since it employs positive emotions, engagement, and meaning to describe such emotion. The theory states that happiness is the feeling that accompanies other positive emotions such pleasure, comfort and ecstasy. Subsequently, engagement involves flowing with aspects that enhance pleasure. Some of the aspects that initiate flows include listening to favorite music and loss of self-consciousness during involving activities. This aspect of happiness enables individuals to merge with an object of interest.
The belief that love gurantess happiness is left over from the ideology of romantic love that tells us we will live happily ever after if we can only find the right person with whom to spend our life with. If we realize that love by itself will not bring happiness, then hopefully we will be more tolerant of the imperfections of those we love. If our relatioships have their problems and if those we love do not always meet our expectations it doesn't mean that we have lost our chance for happiness. When we do not expect love to give us the happiness we seen, there will be more room for forgiveness of the imperfections and problems that always accompany love. What makes us happy is so varied.
Just because someone may not be the most caring or kindest person not give the right to act the same way. They could be going through a tough time or having a rough day and one humble act of kindness could fix their entire day. I believe in being happy and being kind, it can create a better life for myself and those around me. Putting myself in positive situations is one of the biggest steps towards being happy. The smallest notions can change someone so much and I believe taking two seconds to make someone smile is well worth it if it can change a person 's attitude towards their entire day.
People with strong families and friends, who are optimistic and have high self-esteem, people who have jobs and wealthy, etc. are usually the ones that are happy (What is Happiness). Having enough money to survive on the far side of poverty makes it a great significance of importance for happiness but having more money does not always mean happiness in life. That is because “we’re good at adapting; we’re bad at predicting” and our brain have “negative emotions” and looking in the “wrong way” (What is Happiness?). Negative emotions are never going to go away but if someone focuses on only just that and does not come up with anything positive that comes out of it, then yes, it will be difficult to control happiness.
It has also been related to levels of intimacy, passion, and commitment. These illusions can help resolve conflict in multiple ways, provide a sense of security, and altogether stabilize a relationship and rea... ... middle of paper ... ... other positive association are welcomed in intimate relationships. Both can be true, people can desire realistic ideals from their partners based on their own self perceptions and still want their partners to have some positive illusions about them. Sandra L. Murray, John G. Holmes, and Dale W. Griffin also explain the results of positive illusions effect in relationships in their article, “The Benefits of Positive Illusions: Idealizations and the Construction of Satisfaction in Close Relationships.” Despite the tittle, the also present the negative effects. Counterpoint: Positive Illusions May be Negative Murray, Griffin, and Holmes write about the opposing side of positive illusion and how they can hinder relationships in their other article, “The Self- Fulfilling Nature of Positive Illusions in Romantic Relationships: Love Is Not Blind, but Prescient.”
My score for “materialistic” expressed that feeling more attractive positively influences my sense of happiness, which could potentially cause me to be shallow and fake. My results for “offbeat” show that I play things too safe and am unable to accept change. My score for “thinking” indicated that I have an inability to make long-term goals or plans. The result for “interpersonal” depicted suggested that I enjoy serving others but could potentially ignore my own needs in the long run. The “vital” score showed that I have poor mental and/or physical health.
Economists can profitably leverage research from psychology on the measurement, prediction, and malleability of personality traits organized in the widely accepted Big Five taxonomy. (Lex, Angela, James & Bas 2008) Extraversion Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world. Extraverts enjoy eing with people, are full of energy, and often experience positive emotions. They tend to be enthusiastic, action-oriented, individuals who are likely to say "Yes!" or "Let's go!"
Both have the same attitude and confidence, which makes it impossible to know who knows and who does not. From the previous statement, we can conclude that we should all strive for that happy medium of healthy skepticism, questioning what we understand needs questioning. Unfortunately, that’s a very fine line which is rarely ever found. Everyone else falls under two categories; under-skeptical or over-skeptical. It is much healthier and safer to flirt with the over-skeptical side, however any extreme can severely hinder what one might consider their knowledge.