What is Negative Bias

Negative Bias
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What is Negative Bias

We usually are more enthusiastic about negative outcomes than positive outcomes, this looks hardwired in our brains.

Nobel prize winners Kahneman and Tversky found that we tend to place a higher weight on negative aspects of an event than the positive outcomes.

how to see positive outcomes? for a given context and practice it.

when these negative thoughts occur, a simple trick is to stop thinking and switch to a positive task like walking, reading a book, doing something else…

This does not mean you ignore negative thoughts completely, they have a purpose sometimes, however, due to the negative bias, we might not make correct judgment in that time, so give some time to gather your thoughts, after some time when you refocus, you get a chance for a fair evaluation.

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