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  1. Introduction
  2. Altruism
  3. Use of time
  4. Control as an important aspect in the psychology of happiness
  5. Determining the kind of career to be chosen
  6. Process of dating
  7. Determining stability of the person
  8. Attracting the partner
  9. Conclusion

?When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.? One of the most important aspects of the psychology of happiness is meaning. This is when you have figured out your strengths and are using them to develop yourself as well as others around you. According to Seligman, the less selfish a person is, the happier they are. You realize that every little thing you do contributes to a larger goal. This means that a person don't just act blindly; they think about the things they want to do and the effect it may have on themselves and others. For example, a person who values meaning might choose to volunteer with the homeless rather than accepting an offer to work in a law firm. Though some people may disagree with this choice, one might argue that to fight for the greater good is better than doing things merely for the sake of money.

[...] The extreme end of this is to state that you enjoy this attention and perhaps like the person as well. Note that your partner can try to retain you by telling you that you are right to avoid conflict. They may also tell you that they will change to give you hope of things getting better. Once you are in a serious relationship, love and happiness is about your will, discipline, effort, patience, and reliability. According to psychologist Erich Fromm, people are too into trying to find the perfect person. [...]


[...] Studies have shown that people who are happy tend to deal better with pain and recover from life events easily. People who multitask are more likely to become stressed, hostile, and vulnerable to health problems. Control is also an important aspect in the psychology of happiness. People tend to be happier when they feel as though they are in charge of their lives. They are also happier when they focus on future goals and aims rather than immediate pleasure. For instance, a person might be happy to stay at home and do a paper rather than going to party with their friends. [...]

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