Negativity/Pessimism

Negativity/Pessimism

"Everything is the worst.
Anyone who tells you
otherwise is lying or selling
something."

  family origin  

Grim

Domain V

Overvigilance and Inhibition

The expectation that expressing one's emotions, feelings, or impulses is wrong, shameful, or embarrassing.

  maladaptive coping 

overcompensation

Acts in an unrealistically positive, optimistic, "Pollyannaish" way (rare).

avoidance

Does not hope for too much; Keeps expectations low.

surrender

Minimizes positive events, exaggerates negative ones; Expects and prepares for the worst.

  typical thoughts  

Even when things are going well, it's only a matter of time before they will suck again.

When people are excited about something, I get uncomfortable and I need to tell them all the ways things could go wrong.

You can't be too careful; something will always go wrong.