A new study suggests typefaces with a happy face are often associated with a happier personality, while others can have a negative effect on a person’s sense of self.
Key points:The study found some types can be happier than othersThe researchers used an automated typeface generator to create a list of popular fonts for a range of different typesThe results showed that people with positive attitudes toward typefaces tended to prefer them more oftenThe study also found that happiness was linked to typefaces that were happy or positive, but this wasn’t true for negative types.
“There is a great deal of variation in the typeface preferences and preferences for happiness,” Dr Peter Staley, a professor of humanistic design at the University of New South Wales, said.
“The main findings are that some types, like a happy typeface and a sad typeface or a neutral typeface can have very different meanings.”
A happy type is associated with feeling happy.
A sad type is a lot more negative, and it’s associated with negative emotions.
“Dr Staley said while people tend to prefer happy types to sad types, they also tend to associate positive emotions with a particular type.”
We think of happiness as a positive experience, and we tend to find people happy with happy types, and people sad with sad types,” he said.
The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, asked people to complete a questionnaire about their overall attitudes toward a range and a range in terms of types, with neutral or happy and negative being included.
It found that those who preferred a neutral or positive typeface tended to rate them as more happy than neutral or negative types, while those who chose a negative or negative typeface were more likely to rate it as more unhappy.
The researchers also asked people if they had ever used a typeface they thought was neutral or neutral.”
This was really useful in understanding what typeface people like and dislike and whether or not they prefer certain types,” Dr Staley told ABC News.”
People tend to like certain types of fonts and they like certain fonts for the same reasons they like particular books or music or movies.
“He said the research also showed that happiness is linked to a certain typeface being associated with happiness.”
As you get more positive, happier people like typefaces, whereas they tend to dislike them, and they also like a certain kind of typeface,” Dr Fraser said.
It was also found happiness was associated with the use of a particular font, but that people who preferred the neutral or friendly typeface did not tend to use that typeface in a daily basis.”
That is the kind of thing that I find interesting, that people really don’t tend to take their typeface on a daily occasion and just use it, like I have,” Dr Blum said.
While positive and negative emotions are not universal, they do seem to exist in some people.”
It seems like there are a lot of types of happiness,” he told ABC Radio.
Dr Blum and Dr Frasers studies also showed a relationship between personality traits and typefaces.”
If you have a good typeface that is associated in your personality with happiness, then you are more likely not to use a negative type that is not associated with sadness, or a negative style,” Dr Brum said in an interview.