The genetic aspect of happiness - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

The genetic aspect of happiness

The genetic aspect of happiness

Research found that socioeconomic status, educational attainment, marital status account for only 3% of the variance in well-being. Personality-related genetic influences determine up to 65% of our happiness.

Researchers have identified the genetic factors that influence our happiness. These mechanisms impact our self-control, a sense of purpose, agency, drive for personal growth, and how we manage our social relationships.

1

STASHED IN:

284

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Your happiness set point is not fixed. It's more a soft baseline that your happiness will hover around for the majority of your life.

Resilience research proposes that your resilience is mostly your ability to keep your happiness at the set point while going through difficult exper...

  • Maintain good relationships with close family members, friends, and others.
  • Learn to manage crises instead of seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems.
  • Accept circumstances that cannot be changed.
  • Develop realistic go...

Numerous studies show that external life circumstances have a small impact on our long-term happiness.

Other research shows that happiness is very high immediately after a major positive event, but will return to the level it was in a month or two. This stable level of hap...

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon

The tip-of-the-tongue, or lethologica, is a common phenomenon where memories seem to be momentarily inaccessible.

Bilingual people seem to experience more tip-of-the-tongue moments in their less dominant language. If you find yourself repeatedly struggling to recal...

54

STASHED IN:

312

The Goldilocks Principle

Just like the fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, where the preferred porridge has to be neither too hot nor too cold, and the preferred bed has to be neither too soft nor too hard, we have to find our sweet spot which has the right amount of stress, anxiety, challenge and thril...

22

STASHED IN:

435

Ordinary and altered states of consciousness

Altered states of consciousness can only be defined if there is an understanding of an ordinary state of consciousness.

While scientists can't agree on a clear definition, altered states of consciousness are nevertheless essential to understanding the human mind.

33

STASHED IN:

241