In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed.So when I get all gloomy because I can't come up with a creative solution to a problem, I can carefully and attentively implement a not-so-creative solution. Well, better than nothing, I guess.
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".
Of course, this bloke is an Aussie, so his whole worldview is upside-down.