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The Elusive Butterfly Called Happiness

The Elusive Butterfly Called Happiness

  • Happiness is an enigma, an elusive butterfly. Different people experience this fleeting feeling in diverse ways.
  • The extrovert personality types have a stronger, more positive link towards happiness, as compared to the neurotics.
  • It is hard to pinpoint if the extrovert types are happier or the serene, placid types, who are content with little. 
  • Some people are happy with spending time alone and even self-actualization, which is considered low-intensity and 'boring' by the extroverts.

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