05/02/2014 05:24 GMT | Updated 05/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Are You Afraid Of Happiness? Take Insightful Quiz To Find Out

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Not everyone experiences happiness as a good thing.

Some people feel a sense of anxiety or fear when fortune favours them, and that reticence can lead people to suppress positive emotions to an unhealthy degree.

An avoidance of happiness can also feed other mental health issues, such as depression. Treating this fear can make therapy for other concerns more successful.

Take Scientific American's happiness quiz to find out about your relationship to happiness.