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How to Overcome Negativity Bias

Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, and anger are natural and adaptive to aid in our survival.

However there are many times when these emotions get the best of us and seem to cause more problems as opposed to enhancing survival.

9 thoughts on “How to Overcome Negativity Bias

  • March 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I enjoyed your post and value your strategies. I’d like to add one addition when it comes to dealing with difficult people. It is certainly true that people will push our hot buttons, but my experience has shown that if you learn how to get rid of your hot buttons, those very people who used to drive you crazy are neutralized. No more hot buttons, no more difficult people.

    • March 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Dana,

      Thanks for leaving your insight! I would certainly agree with this notion. The one thing we have control over is ourselves, so learning to develop patience and emotion regulation is the key. We can’t control what others do or say, we must learn to develop ourselves to have a positive attitude and outlook toward life.

  • March 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks for the helpful tips and strategies Joe. I recently created a website to serve as tool for people to use to overcome negativity bias.

    The site is called It’s a place where people can share and store the good things they find each day!

    • March 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Gina,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I really like your site, a wonderful idea! Good luck with it and hope to see hear from you around here as well.

  • March 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

    You have given very useful tips to overcome negativity.My blog-post on Positive Thinking too, tackles the same subject.Getting rid of negativity is tantamount to opening the doors & windows of our minds.

    • March 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm


      Thanks for leaving your thoughts! It really is so important overcome our negativity if we’re ever to really find fulfillment and really grow as a person.

  • March 22, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Thank to God that i have found this post…I am just looking for the post that tells us how one can overcome from the affect of negative thinking…Because my younger brother is facing it nowadays…and i want to help him..

  • January 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Seriously. That’s it? There is nothing substantive in the above article.


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