There’s an interesting piece from sports psychologist Dan Abrahams on LinkedIn that makes some interesting observations. The first notable item is the following.
Negative emotion is not the opposite of positive emotion.
They lie on different continuums.
Positive emotion = extraversion
Negative emotion = neuroticism
Introversion is not the opposite of extraversion. Introversion is the absence of extraversion.
I previously wrote about introversion/extroversion in coaching. It’s an interesting subject. Abrahams point here is that it takes a degree of extraversion to exhibit positive emotion, while negative emotion is inherently self-focused. Give the post a read and let me know what you think.
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