Why does it is easy for us to assume the worst in a person?
Psychologically speaking, humans are naturally negative thinkers. Social psychologists say our mind is built to look for negative information. We tend to see the glass half empty.
It is also true on how we deal with other people. We assume the worst in a person, most especially the first time they disappointed us. One single moment of disappointment and it get stuck in our minds for a long time. Then, we generalize people. We tend to see everyone also disappointing us. The cycle goes on; we meet other people, only to end up thinking about their negative traits or their worst parts or their bad habits. In the end, we are unconsciously building a nation of hate towards people.
However, staying this way is a choice. We can either be comfortable with the negativity but we…
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