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Signs of the negativity bias

  • Negative experiences constantly cross your mind more than positive ones.
  • You tend to relive insults more than praise.
  • You're able to recall traumatic situations better than positive events.

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The negativity bias happens when a person dwells on a negative event for a long period of time.

Paying attention to your surroundings is a typical human behavior exhibiting the will to survive. Being wary about the environment that you are in will make you more likely to survive and pass on your genes.

We make decisions based on the information that we have. However, we tend to be more reliant on the negative more than the positive. This causes two outcomes:

  • Pay attention to your thought
  • Take time for self-reflection
  • Make positive routines
  • Use mental models to guide your decisions.

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