“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Thoreau
Most people aren’t aware just how hard-wired they are toward the negative. In other words, something very positive will typically have far less of an impact on one’s behavior and emotions than something equally negative.
Theories vary, but most psychologists agree that negativity bias is a derivative of our long-evolved survival instincts. Thus, noticing and appreciating blue skies on a wonderful, warm summer day with friends is far less important to your livelihood than noticing a snake in the grass.
Thousands of years of evolutionary programming has deeply embedded negativity (survival) into our subconscious. Meaning, we may hear ten different compliments from our boss, but all it takes is one negative critique and our day, week or evening with our spouse is completely ruined.
Possessing a hypersensitivity to negativity bias can subvert out character and, if we’re not careful, become habitually damaging our happiness, wellness, relationships and even our professional career.
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