Personality and Things (07-12-16)

It seems that acquiring things can indeed make us happy, as long as the new items align with our personality.  Matz, Gladstone, and Stillwell report that “In a field study using more than 76,000 bank-transaction records, we found that individuals spend more on products that match their personality, and that people whose purchases better match their personality report higher levels of life satisfaction. . . .


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