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Blame Culture Is Toxic. Here’s How to Stop It.

Blame Culture Is Toxic. Here’s How to Stop It.

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How our brains respond to bad experiences

Research shows that the brain responds more strongly to bad experiences than good ones — and our memories retain them longer.

Five positive experiences are about equal to one negative one. This five-to-one ratio, discovered by psychologist and relationship researcher John ...

We are all naturally wired to blame other people or circumstances when things go wrong. These propensities are partially psychological, driven by something called the fundamental attribution bias.

We tend to believe that what people do is a reflection ...

We blame more than we think

We don’t even notice how often we do it. And our brains interpret blame the same way they interpret a physical attack. When we’re blamed, our prefrontal cortices effectively shut down and direct all our energy to defending ourselves, which, ironically, sabotages our ability to solve the p...

Switch your mindset to “We’re all still learning,” and share your mistakes.

  • We all make mistakes from time to time. It’s what makes us human. No good comes from blaming and shaming each other for our imperfect nature.
  • You benefited from learning from your mist...

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