Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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It's Official -- Negativity Wins

Passed on to me from Cheryl, here's an article about a study that confirms something I've generally suspected all along: Negative reviews are much more likely to be believed and remembered than positive ones. That is, you are much more likely to get a negative review of anything you do than a positive one, and anyone else reading the reviews is much more likely to believe the negative reviews than the positive ones.

This doesn't surprise me much. Heck, I remember the negative reviews of my own work more than the positive ones. It takes an effort of will to remind myself, after a round of reading criticism, that there are people who like what I'm doing, despite the complaints from others.
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