The CBS has asked us again and almost 9 in 10 Dutch people are happy, they say. It helps to have a partner and to be healthy and it does not help to be immigrant. People with a Dutch background say they are more often happy than people with a non-Western migration background.
According to this study, there is a greater chance that people will say they are happy the more they are more inverted and emotionally stable. Other personality traits, such as altruism (selflessness) and conscientiousness (honesty and care), also appear to have a positive relationship with the degree of happiness reported.