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Old 07.11.2009, 16:01
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Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'


An attack of the grumps can make you communicate better, it is suggested

In a bad mood? Don't worry - according to research, it's good for you. An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.
In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed.
While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian Science Magazine.

The University of New South Wales researcher says a grumpy person can cope with more demanding situations than a happy one because of the way the brain "promotes information processing strategies".

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Old 07.11.2009, 16:10
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

Good news to know I'm getting better at processing something... I thought I was just getting old and miserable!
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Old 07.11.2009, 16:15
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

Feeling Grumpy is good for you?

That's what his wife thinks .
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Old 07.11.2009, 16:20
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Feeling Grumpy is good for you?

That's what his wife thinks .
i think you'd have got heckled last night for that quality of joke
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Old 07.11.2009, 16:40
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

You lolled a little bit.
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Old 07.11.2009, 16:42
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You lolled a little bit.
Ok I admit, just a little bit
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Grumpiness is good for you

According to this BBC report, grumpiness isn't so bad after all ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8339647.stm
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Old 03.06.2010, 14:04
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Thanks...I knew I was right
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Old 03.06.2010, 14:12
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Re: Grumpiness is good for you

"Those in a bad mood outperformed those who were jolly - they made fewer mistakes and were better communicators."

Of course "Oi f***wit! get out of my way before I ram your car up your a**" is definately a much clearer communication as to "Hi sir would you terribly mind contemplating letting me pass?"

Definately grumpy helps people understand your intent and their role in that much better
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Old 03.06.2010, 14:23
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Re: Grumpiness is good for you

Anyways, I'm French so I have it in my genes
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Old 03.06.2010, 14:31
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Re: Grumpiness is good for you

Isn't the EF thriving on grumpiness on its members too?!! lol
Great fun and so good for everyone else, is it not.
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Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

But the article doesn't say how fellow EFers grumpygrapefruit and grumpygit are going to cope with all that extra attention.
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

I've been married to a Grump for years. He just doesn't feel the need to mention it....
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

I think that it's quite obvious myself!

But, it's been posted before.... twice!

Grumpiness is good for you
http://www.englishforum.ch/internati...-good-you.html
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

WHAT ????????????????????????
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Old 30.09.2011, 09:27
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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

I also thought this was about man handling GG

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Re: Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

Typical of the BBC letting the cat out of the proverbial just cos theyre short of news.
You lot can continue on being happy chaps, just let us get on with the grumps bah !
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I think that it's quite obvious myself!

But, it's been posted before.... twice!

Grumpiness is good for you
http://www.englishforum.ch/internati...-good-you.html
Nice catch! I can't remember how I came across that article -- I think it might have been listed among the "most read" pages on the BBC website yesterday -- but it's extraordinary that it's a couple of years old and still popping up there! I didn't notice the date on the article when I posted.
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Nice catch! I can't remember how I came across that article -- I think it might have been listed among the "most read" pages on the BBC website yesterday -- but it's extraordinary that it's a couple of years old and still popping up there! I didn't notice the date on the article when I posted.
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Nice catch! I can't remember how I came across that article -- I think it might have been listed among the "most read" pages on the BBC website yesterday -- but it's extraordinary that it's a couple of years old and still popping up there! I didn't notice the date on the article when I posted.
I find reposters offensive.....
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