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1. Positivity feels good
2. Positivity broadens minds (changes how your mind works)
3. Positivity builds resources (transforms your future)
4. Positivity fuels resilience (puts the brakes on negativity)
5. Positivity ratios above 3 to 1 forecasts flourishing (obeys a tipping point)
6. Positivity ratios can be raised (you can increase your positivity)
Quoted from Positivity by Barbara FredricksonContinue Reading →
1. Positive psychology builds human strengths and virtues.
2. Salary, age, gender, and physical attractiveness DO NOT predict general happiness.
3. Extraversion, social support, marriage, and religiosity DO predict general happiness.
4. Positive psychology can have a substantial effect on physical and mental health outcomes.Continue Reading →
“When we free ourselves from the constraints of ordinary goals and uninformed scoffers we will find ourselves roaring off the face of the earth.”
“Good and great are the enemies of what’s possible.”
“It takes rehearsal to build news skills.”
From Get Out of Your Own Way
“Direction, not motion…Focus, not time…Capacity, not conformity…
Energy, not effort…Impact, not intentions”
“Trying harder is a prescription for disappointment and dissatisfaction; it’s trying differently that changes everything!”
“I” is an ongoing, ...Continue Reading →
“In 1998, Martin Seligman founded positive psychology when he asserted that psychology had lost its way. Psychology had become obsessed with pathology and the dark side of human nature, blind to all that was good and noble in people…psychologists had created an enormous manual, known as the ‘DSM’…to diagnose every possible mental illness and behavioral annoyance, but psychology didn’t even have a language with which to talk about the upper reaches of human health, talent, and possibility.” Quoted ...Continue Reading →
Positivity Ratio refers to the number of positive words to negative words a person says to another person.
Life revolves around relationships with other people: at work, in marriage, in dating, in parenting, in friendships.
If the Positivity Ratio in these relationships is at least 5 to 1, we can predict success or flourishing in that relationship in whichever domain we find ourselves.
We can also predict failure. If the Positivity Ratio falls to 2.9 to 1 ...Continue Reading →
P E R M A
1. Positive Emotion: Experiencing the Pleasant Life
2. Engagement: Experiencing Flow
3. Relationships: Experiencing Good Relationships with Others
Other people are the best antidote for the downs of lifie
and the single most reliable up
4. Meaning: Serving Others or Something Bigger Than Self
5. Accomplishment: Subjective achievement
From Flourish by Martin E. P. ...Continue Reading →