Wellbeing & How to Improve It - Mental Fitness: Converge International - Page 10



5-15%
Life Circumstances
(Interaction)
50-80%
Personality
Wellbeing
(Interaction)
15-40%
Activities
Figure 1 Drivers of wellbeing
Each of the three different kinds of driver has an effect on wellbeing – alone and in combination with the other
drivers. To understand what this might mean over time for an individual, Figure 2 may be helpful.
WELLBEING OVER TIME
EXAMPLE USING WHO-5 TO MEASURE WELLBEING
100
90
80
General wellbeing band
(determined by personality
including genetics)
70
60
50
Person sets goal to
improve wellbeing and
undertakes activities
40
30
20
Bad event occurs.
Soon wellbeing returns
to band.
10
0
Old set -point
New set-point after activities
Wellbeing (WHO-5)
Figure 2 Set-point affected by circumstances and activities
Understanding the drivers of wellbeing helps us to see why and how wellbeing is remarkably stable but can also
show an ability to change over time.
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WELLBEING AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT | A WHITE PAPER FROM CONVERGE INTERNATIONAL | 2020

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