The happiest kind of shopping

January 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM 2 comments

Extraverts and those open to trying new things are more likely to spend their money on experiences (such a vacation or going to show) than on material items, and gain more long-term benefits and greater satisfaction with life, says new research in the Journal of Positive Psychology.

My problem? Shopping lots for both material items and experiences  such as trips and concerts — but I’m pretty sure, in my very unscientific assessment, that just makes me doubly happy, wouldn’t you agree?

(Image: House of Harlow totem pole necklace available at Revolve Clothing, which indeed would make me even happier :)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Leila  |  January 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    I have the exact same problem. Then you’ve got the experiences that just lead to shopping like a trip to NYC.

    Although push comes to shove, I think I’d take an experience over an item hands down.


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