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    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions. I do know a good number of biological effects, but views regarding it would be appreciated.
    So folks what are ur opinion


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    You basically rewire your brain to think that way more commonly and easily, and about more things. You might look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. These ideas are in heavy use there. Self-talk and the tone we use when we hear that "inner voice" is enormously powerful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    You basically rewire your brain to think that way more commonly and easily, and about more things. You might look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. These ideas are in heavy use there. Self-talk and the tone we use when we hear that "inner voice" is enormously powerful.
    Thanks inow. I guess Cognitive Behavioral Therapy should explain the relationship between the above question and certain Human Promiscocities
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    Quote Originally Posted by didact
    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions.
    The effects are negative. One can't be more exact than that.
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    I've read that over time negative thought patterns can manifest in physical illness. This article said that it's because these thoughts are in our DNA. They can lead to physical ailments such as stress, and anxiety. This article caught my eye because my mother-in-law (deceased) was one of those people that always complained about her health, and saw no light at the end of the tunnel. And the more she complain the worst she got it seemed. She needed a pain pill for every pain no matter how small, and taking all those meds had an effect on her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakim
    I've read that over time negative thought patterns can manifest in physical illness. This article said that it's because these thoughts are in our DNA. They can lead to physical ailments such as stress, and anxiety. This article caught my eye because my mother-in-law (deceased) was one of those people that always complained about her health, and saw no light at the end of the tunnel. And the more she complain the worst she got it seemed. She needed a pain pill for every pain no matter how small, and taking all those meds had an effect on her.

    This is certainly true .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakim
    This article said that it's because these thoughts are in our DNA.
    The article was crap, or your understanding of the article was seriously distorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
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    This article said that it's because these thoughts are in our DNA.
    The article was crap, or your understanding of the article was seriously distorted.
    Ha! I didn't even see that
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    Quote Originally Posted by didact
    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions.
    I wonder if religion is just a form of healthy pessimism? Religious text has its fair share of shall nots, demons, doomsayers & punishments for all sorts of stuff. I guess if your going to Hell, born a sinner, or just waiting around for Armageddon then it must make people optimistic about some things.

    I've heard the term Healthy Pessimism before but never looked into it. I suppose a pessimistic person might be more careful or conscious of danger in their regular lives, possibly increasing their chances of survival. I guess I go Googling, not one of my favourite pastimes ...whoops .....some negativity.
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    Negative thinking ? - Nothing good will come of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Negative thinking ? - Nothing good will come of it.
    Do pessimists think optimists are negative thinkers or is that negative thinking on their part?
    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    I have no informed opinion on this, but a question.

    Doesn't homeostasis apply also to positive / negative thinking? Personally, I've lived on the assumption that my stress level (uptightness) has its peaks and troughs but balances over time. So I involuntarily manufacture a certain amount of positive or negative craving, which my mind then finds specific objects to manifest through. In other words if I need a smile I'll find a reason to. I reckoned that a dynamic balance of both positive and negative is the normal, healthy state.

    Now I'm reading above that stress and anxiety are physical ailments, that we can and should shift our normal range toward the positive. Is it sustainable, is it healthy, is it desirable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by didact
    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions. I do know a good number of biological effects, but views regarding it would be appreciated.
    So folks what are ur opinion
    What is "negative thinking?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalskil

    What is "negative thinking?"
    Not worth thinking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by kowalskil
    Quote Originally Posted by didact
    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions. I do know a good number of biological effects, but views regarding it would be appreciated.
    So folks what are ur opinion
    What is "negative thinking?"
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    Negative thinking is basically a state of altitude in which one becomes pessimistic in the ordinary interaction of life, probably due to the fact that sapien is surrounded by negative external factors from which he has drawn conclusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by didact View Post
    I would like to know exactly what are phsycological effects of negative thinking on the Human behaviour and Interactions. I do know a good number of biological effects, but views regarding it would be appreciated.
    So folks what are ur opinion
    There is a process known as:

    "Thought --> Emotion --> Behaviour"

    It is a process in which the mind thinks of something negative, such as being lonely or upset... feeling inferior or thinking lowly of oneself that then creates an emotion. That emotion can then be of sadness, fear, anger jealousy, etc. These emotions then motivate one to behave in a way that is caused by these emotions. For instance you may avoid a partner or play games with them if jealous of them or whom they talk to. Fear can then cause you to not go out with friends if you afraid of what others think of you, or dancing in front of others, causing you to have no fun. Anger could cause you to say things to people you care about when you don't actually mean what you are saying. These actions then cause you to think the same again. That you are lonely and no one wants you... causing you to be upset, leading to depression etc.

    This begins a vicious circle that never ends until you break one part of the chain. The furthur you go into this cycle the worse it gets. Eventually leading to mental illness. I know as I have been there. Fortuanetley I have recovered and can say it isn't nice being in that position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakim View Post
    I've read that over time negative thought patterns can manifest in physical illness. This article said that it's because these thoughts are in our DNA. They can lead to physical ailments such as stress, and anxiety. This article caught my eye because my mother-in-law (deceased) was one of those people that always complained about her health, and saw no light at the end of the tunnel. And the more she complain the worst she got it seemed. She needed a pain pill for every pain no matter how small, and taking all those meds had an effect on her.
    Albeit certain behavior can be coded in the DNA, this molecule is unable to harbor thoughts. However, thoughts can come as a by-product of whatever hormones are in production at a given situation due to what is coded in the DNA (pregnancy, adulthood, love, etc).
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    Being depressed makes you remember more of sad memory, but being happy makes you remember more of happy memory. So, your memory could self-feeding on your depression/happiness. I heard about the memory *thing* in BBC's "Child of Our Time".

    Depression can be solved by looking at the problem is different way, as though we are *solving* 'the why of' depression (such as fear of no money, no life, fear of bleak future, ect). This is from my experience.
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