You're Using More Happy Words Than Sad Words, and So Is Everybody Else (Infographic)

Chart shows preference for happy words over sad.
A study finds that language is skewed toward happy words. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

A study of 10 languages showed that more positive words are used than negative words. This skewing toward happy words gives languages a universal positivity bias.

Karl Tate
LiveScience Infographic Artist
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.