Let Me Ask You A Question – 11/30/16

 

imagesLet me ask you a question:

Do you think positive people are born with a positive disposition and negative people with a negative disposition?  Or are these world-views developed?     

58 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 11/30/16

  1. I’m not sure but I do think we are partly born with it. I find the differences in positive and negative people fascinating and my experience has shown that the negative attracts more negative. I can’t help but wonder though if that negativity eventually infects people around them or if they too were negative to begin with. Positive people have amazing energy and just being in the room with them raises my spirits. I don’t know though.

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  2. Great question!the answer would be NO.No one are birn positive or negative.. it’s all depends on what they believe,what they faced in their past! I’m an optimist ,i was not like this but the tough times which i jave undergone and the stories which i have read and the trust in myself made me like this.I have seen negative mind people even ,actually they are not negative minded ,they are just better takecarers of their selves.They always think of the worst situation in future ,so they will be well prepared,whereas positive mind people won’t think of negative situations and they will take the outcome in a posotive way,even it might be loss for them,they won’t feel much…

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  3. My first instinct is to simply say negativity is a learned behavior, and I do think that is mostly true, but I’ve also known people who were fussy babies, ill-tempered as children, and cranky as adults even though it seems their life was filled with possibility and positivity from the start. I’ve also known people born into terrible circumstances, had parents who were less than positive people, and grew up happy and always seeing and seeking out the best in life and in others. Difficult question to answer⁉️

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  4. You pose an interesting question. I think it depends on what you mean by negativity? If by negativity is meant a belief that human nature is imperfectible, then such a position would be construed by many as realistic rather than negative. Proponents of the idea of original sin (whether in it’s religious clothes or in secular guise) would argue that history demonstrates beyond any doubt that humans have a tendency to behave in a selfish manner. Conservatives, going all the way back to Edmund Burke and further, would contend that this view of the human condition is realistic rather than negative and modern Conservatives would point to Stalin’s Russia and Mao’s China as examples of human depravity. Conservatives will point to history as evidence of their view of the world (I.E. they would argue their conception of human nature is based on an analysis of the world as it is rather than on how we would like it to be). They would, however go beyond history and contend that man is, by his very nature imperfect.
    In contrast those who are broadly perceived as being on the left hold that the negatives in life are largely (if not exclusively) derived from social and economic factors, so those coming from wealthy backgrounds are more likely to have a positive attitude while those emanating from poorer backgrounds tend to have a more negative outlook on life as existence has dealt them a less than fair hand of cards.
    Factors such as upbringing may well play a significant role in a person’s attitudes. A child who is abused will (generally) tend to have a negative view of the world, while one surrounded by love from an early age will tend to have a much sunnier outlook.

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  5. According to psychological studies yes. I think it’s in the genes but also it depends from family, upbringing, friends, environment, education, aspirations and so on. So it’s combination of things, but the genetic one is at the base. In a nutshell at the root a person is either bubbly, positive, outgoing or not or something in between

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  6. I think it has a lot to do with the way you’re raised. My family is sort of negative. I was like that for a long time. I still have my moments but for the most part I’m more optimistic and positive in life. Reading self-help books has helped me. I think some of it also depends on who you’re around, your environment, your lifestyle. I think we’re born with a clean slate.

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  7. Hmm. This is such a good question. I’m a really positive person, and I don’t know if I was born that way or not. I tend to think it’s the environment someone is brought up in. But even if someone is brought up in difficult or terrible conditions, that person can turn out to be really optimistic and uplifting. I think people choose to be positive or negative.

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  8. Interesting question! I think maybe both. It’s hard to identify the place where nurture and nature meet. I remember growing up my father taught me to see things from different perspectives, find the good. This is something I still practice. Would I approach life this way without that guidance? I’d like to think so. 🙂

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  9. I think it is a case to case basis. For some, it could be influenced by A. ENVIRONMENT: Some people are optimists because they grew up in a positive environment and have had good experiences; and other negative people are the way they are because of the unpleasant environment or experiences.
    But there are also people who grew up in a not-so-friendly environment, yet chose to see the good things in the bad and managed to turn their life for the better. So there is B.CHOICE. And Last but not the least would be C.GENETIC (Or clinical in nature)- although this would be the unusual cases like for people suffering from extreme lonely, often pessimistic, even angry for no valid reasons.

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  10. There is a possibility that one may be born into it? Why or How?
    The child is in it’s mom’s womb for 9 months and for sure the mother has influenced the child in all of those months… then on top opf that… there are other factors that may influence the shild, like the environment/ culture… hormones, etc.

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  11. I think you are born with it. I was born with mental illness and nothing made me happy.Still doesn’t. I also think it is something you can learn from your surroundings. Though I personally rarely pick up positive around me, but negative I take a hit.

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  12. Hmmm…nature vs. nurture. I think that it is a combination. I know plenty of people that are generally positive in most situations, but given a set of circumstances, can turn negative. If this recent U.S. election doesn’t prove that, nothing can.

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