Nature lovers are significantly less anxious and have higher self-esteem than people obsessed with their smartphones according a recent study.
They are also more conscientious, emotionally stable and more open to new experiences than those addicted to technology.
The on-line research at the University of Derby examined people’s mobile phone use and their connection to nature. Participants were also assessed on their personality and self-esteem
It found that those most in touch with nature used their phone half as much each day as the rest of the population and were more emotionally balanced i.e. 2 hrs 15 mins each day (which seems a lot to me) compared to 4 hrs 8 mins for those less connected to nature.
They also took 87% fewer selfies but three times as many pictures of nature. So we can probably assume that they are also less narcissistic.
Miles Richardson, head of psychology, said “Nature…
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