Negativity Bias

Negativity bias is a tendency that we all have. 

Our brains are wired to pay more attention to negative experiences than to positive ones.

This means that:

 👉🏻 When something bad or negative happens, we focus on it more.


👉🏻 We tend to store and remember it for a long period of time.



Our ancestors needed to be alert and aware of dangerous things around them in order to stay safe.

So, our brains developed this bias to focus on negative things... 

Since they could be a matter of life and death.

Even though we don't face as many dangers as our ancestors did, our brains still have this bias.

You only have to turn on the news or read  a tabloid to see that:



This negativity bias may help one 

Focusing on negative competitive experiences will impact your:

 Confidence, your motivation and, ultimately, how you perform the next time round.