NEGATIVISM

is a characteristic associated with a variety disorders. Negativism otherwise is the persistent resistant to suggestions of others, even when these suggestions may be entirely logical and actually more helpful or efficient than the current working process. Negativists will normally reject these ideas on the basis they are someone else's and therefore prone to failure.

NEGATIVISM: "Negativism has been associated with a low self-esteem: You look pretty. - No, I do not."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "NEGATIVISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/negativism/ (accessed November 17, 2018).
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