Ever had the nagging feeling that the colleague who arrives at work every Monday bursting with stories of exhibition openings, cocktail evenings and late-night parties is leading a more joy-filled life?
Well, according to a study, extroverts are no happier than introverts. By comparing techniques used to fuel fulfilment, the study found that less social people relied more on family relationships, friendships and positive thinking than their gregarious counterparts.
Bernardo Carducci, director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University, says, ’You don’t have to go out and party to be happy. But it’s critical to maintain contact with family, friends and like-minded individuals with whom you feel a meaningful connection.’