Project Details


High scores on the neuroticism personality traits predict poor somatic and mental health and social and occupational dysfunction. Nonetheless, happy and high functioning neurotics do exist. Using complementary methodologies I aim to identify structural differences in happy neurotics’ social networks and daily patterned feelings, thoughts, wants and activities, compared to the typical vulnerable type. The study results may suggest potential strategies to influence and mitigate vulnerabilities associated with high neuroticism.
Short titleHappy Neurotics
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/08/2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Geluk
  • Happiness
  • Neuroticism
  • Personality
  • Well-being
  • Emotion
  • Negative affect
  • Emotional stability
  • Meaning
  • Purpose
  • Person-Environment fit


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