What happens if I feel happy and anthropomorphize joy?
Studies suggest that you risk diminishing your happiness. Anthropomorphizing appears to help depersonalize the negativity to some degree—and you really want to avoid depersonalizing happiness. The authors suggest that while anthropomorphizing can help with negative thinking, it’s best to own one’s state of happiness and avoid anthropomorphizing it. Anthropomorphic thinking related to happiness tends to dilute the happiness. Fascinating.