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Why Positive Vibes Aren't Always Good: Understanding Toxic Positivity

During the past couple of months, we've all said things like 'sure it could be worse' or 'We're luck...
Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:26 PM - 15 Feb 2021



Dermot & Dave

Why Positive Vibes Aren't Always Good: Understanding Toxic Positivity

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

1:26 PM - 15 Feb 2021

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During the past couple of months, we've all said things like 'sure it could be worse' or 'We're lucky really, I know someone who is going through way worse than I am' or 'positive vibes only', but is positivity all it's cracked up to be.

Yes, positivity is good and it's important now as we live through this weird time, but if you're using it to paper over how you (or someone you know) are really feeling, it becomes something that is known as toxic positivity.

Toxic positivity takes looking at the bright side to the extreme, pushing ourselves or others out of feeling things that are real and that are valid.

In a Mind Yourself Now special, psychologist Louize Carroll explains what exactly toxic positivity is, when it becomes a problem and how you can avoid it.

Why Positive Vibes Aren't Always Good: Understanding Toxic Positivity

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