Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind.
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“Positive affect” refers to oneвЂ™s propensity to have g d emotions and connect to other people along with lifeвЂ™s challenges in a way that is positive. Conversely, “negative affect” involves experiencing the world in a far more way that is negative feeling negative emotions and more negativity in relationships and environments.
These two states are independent of 1 another, though associated; some one can be saturated in positive and affect that is negative high in just one, or lower in both. Both states affect our lives in lots of ways, particularly when it comes to stress and how we handle it.
Positive affect is related to other characteristics of people who tend to be happier, like optimism, extraversion, and success. Nevertheless, g d influence isnвЂ™t just another by-product of the happy, less stressful lifeвЂ”itвЂ™s an influencing factor. (more…)KEEP READING