Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1209
Title: Personality, humor styles and happiness: Happy people have positive humor styles
Authors: Ford, Thomas E.
Lappi, Shaun K.
Holden, Christopher J.
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2016
Publisher: PsychOpen
Abstract: The present study examined the relationships between four personality traits, humor styles, and happiness. Replicating previous research, happiness was positively correlated with four personality traits: extraversion, locus of control, self-esteem, and optimism. Further, happiness positively related to self-enhancing and affiliative humor styles; it related negatively to self-defeating and aggressive humor styles. Thus, happy people habitually engage in positive uses of humor and avoid engaging in negative uses of humor in daily life. We also found support for our hypothesis. People high in extraversion, locus of control, self-esteem, and optimism are happier because they engage in positive humor in daily life.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/1017
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1209
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