You’re Not As Nice As You Think You Are

How nice are you, really? A new study reveals 98 percent of people consider themselves in the nicest 50 percent of the population, but researchers say it’s unlikely all are as nice as they think. Goldsmiths University scientists say people who believe they are nice are generally more relaxed, happy, and successful, but not necessarily agreeable. Study leader Jonathan Freeman explains, “For example, more than half of participants who rated themselves as the second-highest level of nice scored below the sample average on agreeableness– so people think they’re nicer than they really may be.” The study defined ‘nice’ in terms of emotional intelligence, which is how capable a person is of reading other people’s goals and emotions, and their ability to support the goals of, and the ineractions with others. (Daily Mail)