Negativity is contagious: surround yourself with people who get the best out of you.
Attitudes and moods turn out to be contagious, and even more so when we remain around us for a long time.
Negativity generates more negativity!!
A study developed by the University of Indiana revealed that the opinions of others affect us and influence our behavior.
They found that negative opinions have a more significant impact and generate a change in attitude compared to positive opinions.
The researchers found that negative views influenced participants' attitudes making them feel even worse. And the worst is that those who previously had a positive attitude were the most susceptible to the influence of the negative opinions of others.
This experiment sends a clear message: Negativity generates more negativity.
And yes...Sadness spreads like a virus!!
Psychologists at Harvard University have analyzed the link between emotional states and relational models.
They did not take into account the spontaneous or shared emotions that we often experience with other people but instead focused on the impact of the emotional changes that affect the affective states of the people closest to us.
They have discovered that there is a "propagation pattern," as for viruses and that sources of infection are more significant in the case of sadness than happiness.
In other words, each happy friend increases our chances of being happy by 11%, but we only need a sad friend to double our chances of being unhappy.
Hostility & lousy mood is also contagious.
We quickly perceive the lousy mood and hostility, and as soon as we do, something changes in our brain, it changes our way of viewing the world. We interpret the interactions more rudely, and this will make us assume the same attitude that will end up spreading.
This was demonstrated by psychologists at the University of Florida who asked a group of people to attend a meeting with a randomly assigned partner. They discovered that those who had been exposed to rude attitudes were more likely to be disrespectful to their next partner. And the worse part is that this attitude could last a whole week.
Please...Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you.
Even if we do not want it, the moods of the people around us can end up having a significant impact on our emotions and attitudes. That is why it is essential to be very careful when choosing who we allow entering our inner circle.
Being regularly exposed to bad mood and negativity ends up being something bad for us!!
It is crucial to be surrounded by people who can get the best out of us. Of course, we also have to make sure that we become people with whom others can perceive positive energy.
The good news is that when we are aware of the fact that there is an emotional charge we must be aware of. Positive emotions are always the best gift we can give someone when they are having the wrong time.
How to work on creating positive emotions? Meditation helps!! I invite you to start a meditation group with your closest friends!!
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