Toxic Positivity?

A healthy mind is a good balance between pessimism and optimism. If you are looking at things in a positive way all the time, you are not necessarily assessing threats realistically or bringing balanced thinking to a situation.

Somo examples of Toxic Positivity:

  • Socia Media: unrealistic depictions.
  • Ignore negative emotions
  • Saying things that aren’t true

Toxic positivity is seen when we keep saying “everything’s great!” even in the face of irrefutable evidence that everything is not great at all.

Professor Jennie Hudson | Macquarie University

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