What is toxic positivity, and how can we avoid it?

Put a stop to positive spins on everything

Stars Insider

17/05/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Mental health

There is much evidence to suggest that there is a lot of power to positive thinking. Indeed, there is nothing wrong with seeing things on the bright side when we can. When we start trying to put a positive spin on everything all of the time, however, we stray into the territory of toxic positivity. This involves avoiding negative emotions at all costs out of the belief that positive thinking can solve all problems.

Toxic positivity is dangerous for a number of reasons, and should be called out when witnessed. Check out this gallery to learn all about toxic positivity and how we can avoid it.

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