Character traits of happy women

Most people like saying that women are bitter and mostly complain.

This may be the case among a small number of women, as there is a larger number of those who are happy.

Here are some of the characteristics of happy women.

Happy women make it a habit to maintain routines.
When you know what to expect from your day, simple things make it joyful. When you know your routine well, you know what to realistically expect from it, how to manoeuvre its challenges and how to find joy within what pops up in it.

Happy women make it a habit to look for the goodness around them.

When you train yourself to look for the good around you, you see it. You see someone smiling at you, starting a conversation with you, being a friend. When you make it a point, a habit, to notice goodness, it lifts you. It makes you happy, if you will.

Happy women make it a habit to be open to newness.
This world is so big and so wonderful and so rich of things to try and learn and do. When we say yes to simple things like new foods, important things like new friends and everything in between like new book genres, new tasks and new experiences, our endorphins increase and our happiness rises with them.

Happy women make it a habit to lift others up.
Telling someone else that you like their shirt, their hair looks great, they’re a great mom, they rocked a presentation or their work gave you chills, it feels good happy on both sides.

Happy women make it a habit to take accountability for their experiences.When I link a bad eating day to my own poor planning, a negative interaction to my own grumpiness, a lack of productivity to my own procrastination, these don’t feel out of control or never-ending. If I own them, I can change them and/or my reaction to them, and I’m happier for it.

Happy women make it a habit to remember that nothing lasts forever.

This mantra makes the bad stuff feel bearable and the good stuff feel golden.

Happy women make it a habit to not expect perfection.
Not every moment or every day is happy. Everyone has terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. When I do, I find it to be a relief to know that I can fall back on these habits and find happiness again.

Happy women make it a habit to surround themselves with other happy people.I love the quote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Choose wisely.



Your Facebook status can tell your personality: Study

The words you use on your status updates can be used to reveal what your personality is like.

Researchers studied based on applications people use, to determine character traits of different people.

Psychologists researching this area have found that looking at what you say on Facebook can predict your personality really well.

Here’s how you are described

1) Are you an extrovert or an introvert?

These are the words extroverts use: Night, party, girls, tonight, best, thank, love!, amazing, baby, weekend. Extrovert words also included positive emotions like enthusiasm ( best, stoked, pumped ) and words about social activities ( party, hanging, dinner with ).

These are the words introverts use: Least, probably, why, won’t, which, read computer apparently I’ve evil, actually writing death

Introverts tend to use words that show they are more focused inwards e.g. (I’ve , I don’t , I should ). They’re more interested in things – especially computers. So words like “computer, book , chemistry” come up more.

And instead of just shooting out with their opinion, they’re more likely to be tentative about what they think using words like probablysupposeapparently .

2) Are you open to new experiences?

If you’re using words like: Something, soul, music, eyes, death, universe, world, light

You’re more likely to be open to new experiences. Also if you’re using apostrophe’s right – that’s a sign you’re probably more open-minded too. Using more complicated grammar is a sign of intelligence and that tends to correlate with openness.

For the same reason more open people are more likely to use words like “of, into, by” because those show they’re making more complicated sentences. Again that’s a sign of intelligence and openness.

At the other end of the scale, words like: Great, wait, happy family, bed L, weekend, u, baby, game ur, Friday nite Show you’re less likely to be open to new experiences.

3) Are you conscientious?

That means you work hard and take responsibility. People with high conscientiousness use words like: Family, great, excited, wonderful, thank, proud, friends, blessed, beautiful, amazing

People with low conscientiousness – the ones who won’t do the washing-up and won’t remember your birthday use words like: Wanna, fucking, like, random, song, dead, kill, stupid, pokemon, bleh, xd, creepy

4) Are you agreeable?

Agreeable or nice people tend to use words that are well agreeable.

Those are words like: Wonderful, tomorrow, friends, family, happy, amazing love, prayer, rude,

it’s quite similar to the words by people who are conscientious. People who use words like these a lot are NOT agreeable.

Shit, f*ck, fucking, kill, damn, bitch, kill, hell, ass, haters, pissed, why, bullshit, wtf

5) Are you neurotic?

Neurotic people are more affected by stress than others – so people with higher neuroticism may be more anxious or depressed.

People who are neurotic tend to use words like this in their status updates:

Sick, anymore, feel, stupid, don’t, hate, want, hair, headache, myself, pissed

People who more stable and calm tend to use words like this:

Game, great, time, football, weekend, team, workout, greatest, party, success, chill

Here’s how the researchers figured it out

The researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge looked at Facebook users who had downloaded a personality test app – MyPersonality.

The study’s lead author Greg Park of Pennsylvania University said that neuroticism was the hardest personality type to find through Facebook analysis. “The worst score was in neuroticism, that makes sense from what psychologist know. Because it’s internal, it’s the hardest to spot from examining language”.

He also had a word of caution about guessing your friends’ personalities. “You’d be likely to make a lot of errors if you just based this off one status. We didn’t make any predictions based on less than 1000 words. You need at least 1000 to make a good prediction.”

Published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology