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Happy People Aren’t As Great At Empathy As They Think

Via Vancouver Courier Newspaper

There’s a down side to everything including being happy. New research is showing that happy people aren’t as great at empathy  (def: the ability to understand and share the feelings of others) as they think. In fact, Debbie Downers were better at deciphering negative and positive emotions correctly. This goes to show that happier isn’t always better.

Vancouver Courier Newspaper: Happy people aren’t as empathetic as they would like to think

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