Why Focusing on the Perceived Impact of a Situation is Actually Useful

Why Focusing on the Perceived Impact of a Situation is Actually Useful

We discussed in a previous post how we automatically assess the positiveness of a situation and the importance of such assessment. In our decision making process, it matters a lot to know if a situation is positive or negative. Or neutral. It may seem obvious, yet it...
The Overlooked Process of Assessing Positiveness of Interactions

The Overlooked Process of Assessing Positiveness of Interactions

We are continuously assessing situations as positive or as negative on a daily basis. We simply “know”, for example, that being late for a meeting is a “negative” thing, we “know” that getting praise for our work is a “positive” thing, we “know” that touching a hot...