The lessons to be learned from happy neurotics

Jeronimus, B.


Project: Research


High scores on the neuroticism personality traits predict poor somatic and mental health and social and occupational dysfunction. Nonetheless, happy and high functioning neurotics do exist. Using complementary methodologies I aim to identify structural differences in happy neurotics’ social networks and daily patterned feelings, thoughts, wants and activities, compared to the typical vulnerable type. The study results may suggest potential strategies to influence and mitigate vulnerabilities associated with high neuroticism.
Short titleHappy Neurotics
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2022

    Research areas

  • Geluk, Happiness, Neuroticism, Personality, Well-being, Emotion, Negative affect, Emotional stability, Meaning, Purpose, Person-Environment fit
Related Publications
  1. Personality and the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: A Natural Experiment

    Jeronimus, B. F., 22-Mar-2020, (Accepted/In press) Happy Neurotics: The lessons to be learned from Happy Neurotics. University of Groningen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

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