Negativity in Psychology

 Negativity has a really bad effect on physical and mental heath. Most of the neurotic population I have came across are people who are negativity-prone.

Negativity Bias (Also known as Negativity Effect)

Human beings have this tendency to focus more on negative experiences than on positive ones. Yes, it is true. We tend to overlook the positive things in life and we take them for granted.

But people who suffer from psychological disorders and neuroticism, they are more likely to focus on Negative thoughts and emotions.

Negativity Synonyms

  • Hostility
  • Pessimism
  • Gloom
  • Sadness
  • Unhappy 
  • Defeatist
  • Despair
  • Despondency 
  • Melancholy
  • Bad
  • Unfavourable 
  • Unfair
  • Perilous
  • Vile
  • Evil
  • Disastrous 
  • Neurotic
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Downbeat
  • Disagreeable
  • Skepticism
  • Hopelessness
  • Helplessness

Negativity Definition

The tendency of human beings to feel bad, down, sad, unhappy and cynical about themselves, life and others.

Negativity Meaning

Negativity Quotes

"Being Negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus but you don't have to sit on it"

__Joyce Meyer

"You can't live a postive life with a Negative mind"

Negative People

Mark Twain said,

"Don't walk away from negative people, Run!" Negative people can make you feel bad about your self. Negative people have this tendency to make you question your self worth.

Negative people can have a detrimental effect on Human Psychology. If you are raised by negative parents, you are likely to become a pessimistic in your teenage and adult life.

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful you life will become.

Stay away from negative people, they always have a  problem for every solution

Types of Negative People

  1. The complainers
  2. The Dictators
  3. The Narcissictics
  4. The Gaslighters
  5. The miserable peopke in your life who could not achieve their dreams and will make sure you do not achieve your dreams too.
  6. The fault finders

Can a  psychologist be Negative?

We all know that Psychologist are expected to be very positive, lively and bubbly people. Psychologist are assumed to be full of energy, inspiring others to think differently about life

But it goes without saying that psychologist have to deal with many negative people in life. They constantly absorb negative energy which sometimes plays havoc with their mind

Negativity can impact you for days. 

Psychosomatic effects of Negativity

Extended periods of negative thinking can increase the levels of stress hormones to dangerous levels.

Even cancer has been linked to Negativity. Negative people are more likely to get sick than optimistic people. Negative people can suffer from

  • upset stomachs
  • over eating or under eating
  • headaches 
  • chest pains
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleep problems

Negativity as a Defense Mechanism

Sometimes I feel, Negativity is unconsciously used a defense mechanism. Negative people use it to protect themselves from being hurt. Negative emotions remind us that we should be very hopeful about anything lest it hurts bad.

Negative People Quotes

"Life becomes easier when you delete the negative people from it"

"She is at a place in her life where peace is her priority and negativity cannot exist"

"Some people cannot function without negativity, because brining others down makes them feel better"

Negativity Meme

Negativity can be like an addiction

Once a person indulges in negative thinking, they start enjoying feeling negative.

Scientists have discovered negative emotions have an addictive quality that trigger the reward centers in the brain. In other words, you feel like you're rewarding yourself when you succumb to negative emotions.

Negative Thoughts

There are many types of negative thoughts. Feeling paranoid is a negative thought. Jealousy is a strong Negative emotion and it breeds a lot of Negativity. Reminding oneself of past failures is a constant negative thought.

Negative Emotions

I am going to make a list of al negative emotions so you know we all have to stay away from these negative emotions

  • Jealousy
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Depression (Negative emotions about past)'
  • Anxiety (Negative emotions about future)
  • Frustration 
  • Shame
  • Greed
  • Comparison (Comparison is the their of Joy)|
  • Hatred
  • Revenge

Negative Aura and Negative Energy 

I feel a lot of negative energy in dirty places.  Unorganized cabinets and cluttered cupboards, in broken stuff, I feel unhappiness and dissatisfaction. I feel Negativity and Despair  when I see broken things at home, so it is a good habit to get rid of broken utensils and cutlery.

Research Studies about Negativity

Pervasive Negativity

Negativity Entanglement

Negativity and Detrimental Effect on Health

Negative Thinking Patterns

  • Polarization or Dichotomous Thinking: ...
  • Emotional Reasoning: ...
  • Overgeneralization: ...
  • Labeling: ...
  • Jumping to Conclusions: ...
  • Mental Filtering: ...
  • Fortune-Telling: ...
  • Mind-Reading

 Negativity in Home Environment

Negativity breeds Negativity so be careful with your negative emotions. They can have a damaging effect on developing minds.

If you want peace at home, make sure your spread positivity. 

How to Get rid of negative thoughts and reduce negativity in life

Negativity can cause psychosomatic problems too. If you are suffering from Negativity, buy stuff for yourself. Do not be stingy. Sometimes burn out can cause negativity.

Relax, sleep and hug your loved ones.

One thing that helps me reduce negativity is learning something new. New stuff, new research shows me endless opportunities. There ate so many websites where we can learn new stuff. For example,

Gratitude makes me so positive and powerful. Focusing on positive gifts given by God, makes me so happy.

If you are feeling negative and have negative feelings for others, then you should  focus on DOSE

D for Dopamine 

O for Oxytocin 

S for Serotonin 

E for Endorphins

DOSE are the happy hormones. They can help you get rid If negative thoughts and negativity.

Read more about The Psychology of Negativity on my blog

Types of Negative Thoughts

Diary of a Psycho

Negativity in Psychology

Signs of Negative Energy at Home

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