Am a positive person, but apparently for mental health purposes, being too positive can be a bad thing?
Call it FONO, or fear of a negative outlook. Also known as “dismissive positivity,” it’s expressed as an overbearing cheerfulness no matter how bad things are, a pep that denies emotional oxygen to anything but a rictus grin.What Is FONO? Toxic Positivity Is Doing More Harm Than Good – Bloomberg
Perhaps it’s just going through life and comparing bad days to good days and it seems to me like the days you think positively turn out better than the ones when you’re feeling blue. I don’t trust most studies, so very skeptical on the accuracy here.
I do like the sound of a “rictus grin.” Word.