scientist say that people remember negatives than positives is it true to you?

@o0jopak0o (6406)
May 24, 2010 2:56am CST
psychiatrist say people remember negative things than positive things that has happened to you. Like when you were a kid and people mocking you because of your hair than when your parent gave you a gift when you were a kid. i think for me its true, i remember my head accident when i was a kid but i vaguely remember my birthday celebrations when i was a kid. or the toy that someone stole from me but vaguely remember how i got it back. is it true to you? that negative memories have left a mark deeper than than the positive ones?
3 responses
@redhotpogo (4422)
• United States
24 May 10
Its true for most people I believe. I've met many people that just can't seem to remember anything good. They always bring up bad things. For me personally I remember both, but I remember the positives more. What I mean is the positive memories are the ones that come up first.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
24 May 10
It is very true in my personal experience. In fact, I have thought about this topic a lot. I don't know if it works the same with all people. I have the habit of keep thinking about the disappointing incidents in my life. There are many great incdients happened in my life, but I tend to think about the one or two disappointing incidents. I think it is human tendency. Now, as a part of forcing myself to think in a positive way, I force myself to think about good things.
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
24 May 10
I'd definitely believe it. I think experiences that traumatize us in even the most minuscule way will stick with us more than something positive just because the effect is bigger. There's a physical and mental rush that jolts the body in some way whenever it happens. I know I can think back to my childhood and remember times when I got hurt or scared or something similar more than I can remember birthdays and the sort.