BAD IS STRONGER THAN GOOD

refers to the tendency for negative events, information, or feedback to have more impact or influence on emotions, thoughts, and behavior than an experience of an equivalent positive event, information, or feedback. See also trait-negativity bias.

BAD IS STRONGER THAN GOOD: "A person with the bad is stronger than good mentality, would likely cry after hearing bad feedback, but take positive feedback in stride, without his or her emotions being affected."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BAD IS STRONGER THAN GOOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bad-is-stronger-than-good/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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