Honey We HAVE to Talk– & it’s a Great Thing

Honey We HAVE to Talk– & it’s a Great Thing

“Further, higher well-being was associated with having less small talk, r = -.33, and more substantive conversations, r = .28. To illustrate the magnitude of these effects, compared to the unhappiest participants (-2.0 SD) the happiest participants (+1.5 SD) spent 25% less time alone (58.6% vs. 76.8%) and 70% more time talking (39.7% vs. 23.2%). They also had roughly one third as much small talk (10.2% vs. 28.3%) and twice as many substantive conversations (45.9% vs. 21.8%).”

Rather solid to know conversations matter more than chatter–is twitter listening? Or maybe tweeters like being miserable? 

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