Friday, March 5, 2010

It's a good habit!

If you know me very well, you know that I like to talk.  And talk.  And talk.  And . . .   Well, now I can say that it's a good thing if I am talking.

A group of psychologists from the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis set out to find whether happy and unhappy people differ in the types of conversations they tend to have.  ...

Here's what the researchers found:

The happiest participants spent 25 percent less time alone and 70 percent more time talking than the unhappiest participants.

The happiest participants also had twice as many substantive conversations and one-third as much small talk as the unhappiest participants.  (

So those of you who don't talk much, might want to consider doing more of it.