Professor Jennie Hudson | Macquarie University
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.