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


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