Adults who are extrovert and emotionally stable lead a happier life than those who are introverted and emotionally disturbed. According to a recent study conducted on people from the ages of 16 to 26 until they reached the ages of 60 to 64, researchers found that the personality traits acquired during the maturity age had a long lasting impact on a person’s health and perception towards life. Katherine Gael, the Southampton University Medical Research Council’s director, conducted this research alongside the Edinburg University and the College London team.
The subjects of Gale‘s many studies demonstrated the long lasting impact of qualities acquired during their formative years on overall life perception and happiness. He further concluded that the findings proved being an extrovert has a direct impact on being happy or contented in later life. On the contrary, people who are introverted and negative displayed a negative impact, as they have a higher probability of becoming tense, frustrated, and unhealthy.
This study was based on a national health and development survey administered to 4583 people born in 1946. These recipients undertook the personality traits study when they were 16 years old and again when they turned 26.
The term “extrovert” was defined in terms of sociability, energy, and positive activity, whereas negativity was defined in terms of emotional instability, poor behavior, and the tendency to divert from work.
When the subjects turned 60 to 64 years, 2529 among them were questioned once again on their perspectives of life, health, and happiness. After a full analysis of the data, it was found that people who were extrovert and had a positive conception of life on the brink of adulthood were happy, whereas those who were introverted had less of a positive outlook and were prone to develop health problems.