MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The state of the economy, resurging COVID cases, military conflicts, and the deteriorating health of the planet has many people feeling rather despondent these days and perhaps even a little fatalistic about what the new year might bring. But what lies at the root of this doom and gloom mindset? It likely wouldn't surprise most people that extreme doomsayers are more likely to be pessimists, but according to a study by PsychTests.com, they also have a propensity for stubbornness and tend to lack effective coping skills.
- > 58% are afraid that if they get their hopes up, they will be heartbreakingly disappointed (compared to 17% of Level-headers).
- > 46% struggle to bounce back from disappointments, setbacks, and failures (compared to 10% of Level-headers).
- > 72% tend to obsessively dissect and over-analyze situations, creating problems where there are none (compared to 24% of Level-headers).
- If you fixate on all the bad that is going on, you will never be able to recognize the good.