How to manage the

How to manage the negativity bias

While the negativity bias is deeply ingrained, it is possible to manage it.

  • Pay attention. Be aware of this common bias and try to objectively balance the facts out.
  • Make space for self-reflection. Write down your thoughts and feelings. 
  • Establish positive routines. Whenever you’re replaying a negative event in your head, switch your attention to something positive.
  • Use mental models. These help you objectively judge a situation without falling prey to our tendency for risk aversion and loss aversion.

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