I consider myself a fairly happy person. I think other people also see me this way. In many ways, over time, my sense of value and confidence has become tied to my happiness. I attribute many things (my marriage, my friendships, job opportunities, etc) to my personality and the fact that I usually have a positive outlook and am "fun". I often feel that if I am not happy, people will not want to be around me and will stop wanting to be my friends.