Happiness Is a Personal(ity) Thing

  title={Happiness Is a Personal(ity) Thing},
  author={A. Weiss and T. Bates and Michelle Luciano},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={205 - 210}
  • A. Weiss, T. Bates, Michelle Luciano
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • Subjective well-being is known to be related to personality traits. However, to date, nobody has examined whether personality and subjective well-being share a common genetic structure. We used a representative sample of 973 twin pairs to test the hypothesis that heritable differences in subjective well-being are entirely accounted for by the genetic architecture of the Five-Factor Model's personality domains. Results supported this model. Subjective well-being was accounted for by unique… CONTINUE READING

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