Picture your group of friends. There's one that you can rely on to ease your worries, one that always seems to stress you out, one that gets you excited to go out on an adventure, and one that brings you back down to earth.
The concept that certain people elicit certain emotions in others is what psychologists refer to as "affective presence." And, as New York Magazine reports, new research suggests that the way you make others feel could be built into your personality just as much as your other tendencies, like optimism or pessimism.
"For example, some people make others feel happy, and this is stable enough to be identified as part of what emotionally distinguishes one individual from another," said Raul Berrios, lead author of the new study published in the European Journal of Personality.
NY Mag explains the researchers' process: