16 Mar Happiness in relationships – be true to yourself
A new study examined how dating relationships were affected by the ability of people to see themselves clearly and objectively, act in ways consistent with their beliefs, and interact honestly and truthfully with others.
In other words, the ability to follow the words of William Shakespeare: _ã–to thine own self be true,_ã said Amy Brunell, lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University_ã_s Newark campus.
Findings showed that college students who reported being more true to themselves also reported more positive dating relationships (which must, surely, be linked to happiness!).
_ã–If you_ã_re true to yourself, it is easier to act in ways that build intimacy in relationships, and that_ã_s going to make your relationship more fulfilling,_ã Brunell said.
The study appears online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences and will be published in an upcoming print edition.
So if, as I sincerely believe, connection is the currency of happiness, then read the remainder of this article and find happiness (at least partly) in others…click here