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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.
However, in the current era having negativity bias actually inhibits us to think rationally and make the right decisions.
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The negativity bias happens when a person dwells on a negative event for a long period of time.
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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:
Risk aversion – where we prefer an assured outcome over a gamble with a higher expected outcome; and...
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The egocentric bias causes us to think that our own perspectives are more important when considering events, ideas, and beliefs. For example, we tend to overestimate the amount we contributed to a team project.
The bias can make it more challenging to understand o...
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We have the tendency to give more weight in our minds to things that go wrong than to things that go right—so much so that just one negative event can hijack our minds in ways that can be detrimental to our work, relationships, health, and happiness.
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