Proclivity GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
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natural inclination or predisposition, tendency, appetite, leaning, taste, preference, partiality, bias, predilection, disposition, penchant, liking, propensity, prejudice, proneness, bent
Directing your attention away from a negative experience not only is not as maladaptive as many of his peers think but, according to the Columbia psychologist George Bonanno, can be a superior coping strategy. Indeed, he finds that in the wake of an upsetting event, “self-deception and emotional avoidance are consistently and robustly linked to a better outcome.” Even when you’re reeling from a severe blow, such as a loved one’s death, diverting your focus from your grief can boost your resilience.
How do many people including salesmen stay so positive?
Part of it may be acting but they also have a proclivity for paying selective attention to positive reinforcers.