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Mar. 8th, 2012

05:06 am - Wonder-Talk: How to Open Up Instead of Size Up

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Originally published at craschworks. You can comment here or there.

“In fact, talking correlates with happiness. Kristin Vukovic Psychology Today (June 2010) recently cited Matthais Mehl’s study of conversation reported in Psychological Science this March. Over four days, Mehl and his team used unobtrusive recording technology to “eavesdrop” on participants. After correlating the types of conversations with participants’ personality types and levels of happiness, Mehld concludes that happier participants spend 70% more time talking than unhappy participants and that they spend more time having substantial conversations.”

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder/201005/wonder-talk-how-open-instead-size

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From:cjsmith
Date:March 9th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
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happier participants spend 70% more time talking than unhappy participants

Without reading the article, this much I could predict. When I'm around someone who won't let me get a word in edgewise, I definitely become less happy.

Now I gotta go read the article, because if they're putting a positive spin on it, I'm sure it's not about what I'm thinking. :-)
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