Does Gratitude Increase Happiness?

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It’s well known that gratitude and happiness are correlated. People who are more grateful tend to be happier. Does that mean that gratitude causes happiness? Not necessarily. Gratitude is linked to the Big Five personality traits—extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness to experience—that tend to lead to happiness. There’s stronger evidence for a causal link between happiness and these traits, so that may be why we think gratitude and happiness go hand in hand. Read full article here

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