The Story of Positive Words Research

My name is Elena Daniela Calin and I started researching positive words in 2012. I started my research with the word Gratitude and then with Appreciation. In January 2013 I created a blog PositiveWordsResearch.com. On this website I started to build a list of positive words. I added one by one the positive words to the list because I first wanted to understand them myself. And then something magical happened. People around the world started commenting on the list and suggested new words to add. Therefore, the list became viral on the internet between 2013 and 2014 and became the best list of positive words in the world. When people put “positive words” in the Google search box, this list comes first in the entire world. Currently, this list has over 1,300 positive words.


PositiveWordsResearch.com has over 16 million views since 2013 untill now.

Between 2014 and 2016, I’ve created the list of positive words in 15 more languages, the major languages of the planet. These lists are first in Google searches. I also created a second English list with a collection of over 5000 positive words. In some countries the list created by me is the online one. For example in my country, Romania, I’ve created the first and the only list of positive words in my native language. I’ve also created 2 online applications and an iOS mobile website application.

Anca Istrate joined the project in April 2017, especially for various projects with positive words for Romania.



April 11, 2017 – I organized and sustained the first workshop of positive words in Romania for 15 people

April 23, 2017 – I held the workshop of positive words at J.W. Marriott, for 60 people, Toastmasters trainees

April 27, 2017 – TEDxBucharestLive OpenMic speech about the project Positive Words Research

May 27, 2017 – I spoke for the event „Women on Matasari” about the power of positive words

June 14, 2017 – I held a workshop for children about positive words at the Mindvalley U. Academy in Barcelona.


Positive Words That Will Enrich Your Mind and Soul

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