What is toxic positivity?

Hello dears, since I am interested in psychology, especially Jungian theories, this blog is also dedicated to the same field.

As you may know from previous blogs, I had workshops about woman’s archetypes based on Jean Shinoda Bolen’s book and Jungian theories. We finished this series of workshops, I had 2 participants, who discovered that they had minimum 3 well-expressed archetypes at the moment in their character. It is absolutely normal and according to the author, best way to balance archetypical interventions.

Today I will provide you some information about very popular approach in society, that person have to be positive and thankful always and in every situation. Yes, cultivating a positive mindset is a powerful coping mechanism, especially in tough times. But positivity needs to be rooted in reality for it to be healthy and helpful. Upon expressing disappointment or sadness, someone may respond that “happiness is a choice.” This suggests that if someone is feeling negative emotions, it’s their own fault for not “choosing” to be happy.

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Let’s debate!

Debating means ‘to fight’, argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner. Today, debating implies a discussion between two parties to form a conclusion. This skill involves two parties (usually) holding different views about the same topic.

Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels.  Debate teaches useful skills for other academic pursuits and life more generally.   Most obviously, debaters build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently.  That comfort speaking in front of others is useful in so many areas of life, from interviews to school presentations to discussions in college seminars.

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