Why Shouldn’t I Be Positive All The Time?

There’s nothing essentially incorrect with being positive. In reality, it can be a power for good that assists in encouraging you for your future. But positivity can also become detrimental when it’s influential, artificial, or delegitimizes the original emotions of fear, anxiety, depression, or poverty.

In this situation, it’s not good to be positive, it’s toxic.

What is Toxic Positivity?

“Toxic Positivity is the theory, either by one’s self or others, that despite an individual’s feeling, pain or complicated condition, they should only have a positive state of mind or “positive vibes.”

Toxic Positivity can be of various types:

It can be a family member who tells off you for expressing irritation rather than listening to why you are feeling down or sad. It can be a comment to “see the bright part” or “be thankful for what you have.”

It can be a saying that notifies you to “just change your viewpoint to be joyful.” It can be a friend who constantly mentions how creative they’re being during any severe trouble. It can be your emotions that you shouldn’t reside on your feelings of depression, sadness, anxiety, solitude, or fear.

With Toxic Positivity, negative feelings are considered as naturally bad. Rather than, positivity and pleasure are spontaneously pressed, and original human emotional experiences are ignored, lessened, or invalidated.

So some degree of negativity might be good for us. The research found that people having negative tantrums can create good-quality and more influential arguments as compared to those having positive moods. Negative moods can also enhance memory and mental precisions. Some of the studies suggest that negative thinking might prompt us to think more vigilantly. In light of these research findings, many researchers are condemning what they see as overstated arguments from the pro-positivity site, and standing behind the advantages of negative thinking.

We’re all together resisting the feelings of isolation, fear, anxiety, and getting ill.

By preparing ourselves for the worst to happen, there’s a possibility that we, in reality, reduce our sufferings and troubles down the road. On the other hand, trying to “correct” negative thoughts can strengthen them more. There is a cultural and societal element to positive thinking, and the relative benefits of negativity compared to positivity vary depending on the societal norms and attitudes toward satisfaction in a particular region of the world. For instance, European Americans usually consider positive feelings to be more applicable to real-life and practical life happiness, while Asian Americans often see negative feelings to be most applicable to assessments of general happiness.


We’re surely not supporting that everyone becomes a sourpuss for life. Similar to negative thinking, positive thinking has its approved and proven advantages, both physically and psychologically. The trick is searching for the balance between being positive and being practical.

Sabahat Fatima

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Abdullah Amjad
Abdullah Amjad
September 10, 2020 4:22 pm

This Write-up reminded my about the Law Of Attraction!
I should think about what I want instead of thinking what can happen. This will allow me to be more focused on what I want and as the LOA creates an Aura of positivity, I can be positive all the time without having Toxic positivity around me!

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