(Telegraph) Happiness is looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses
Remembering the good times and forgetting about the bad are the keys to happiness, claims a new study.
Researchers found that people with personality traits that allow them to be nostalgic about the past have higher life satisfaction than those who exaggerate or mull over their failures.
They found that extroverted people had the best ability to do this whereas those with neurotic tendencies were the worst.
The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, suggests that outlook rather than experience and fortune has a strong influence on overall happiness.
It also suggests that by changing certain traits, rather than a whole personality, individuals could greatly improve their happiness levels.