This term is widely used, especially through the saying: “Stay positive”. But is positivity a simple push of a button that turns a person from negative to positive in no time, or is it a lifestyle and a mindset that requires correlative and permanent awareness, willingness, and psychic training?
The misunderstanding of positivity and the way a person can be positive has led people to think that this practice is just a method of dealing with certain situations. For example, people think that positivity is when we manage to overcome the negativity of being downbeat, disagreeable, and skeptical.
It’s more than that because positivity has been known in many forms. Some call it “positive energy”, as evidenced by Chinese philosophy, the so-called “Feng Shui”. Others called it “positive thinking,” which began to emerge in the world as a movement and then evolved into a broad science known as “positive psychology.” Recently, it has been taught around the globe at numerous conferences and seminars conducted by specialists in human development and the evolution of the mindset to achieve the ideal quality of life and overcome all its difficulties and challenges.
Based on this, if you are interested in determining if you have a positive personality, then see if you can meet the following positivity criteria.
Your overall vision of life
Being positive is having the life values that render your daily lifestyle valuable, and believing that everything you are doing in the present is like a seed that will bear fruit in the future and beyond. A positive person considers mastery and perfection as his/her own title.
How do you see the other and the environment to which you belong?
Your interaction with the other, be it in your public or private social environment, reflects how much you realize that you are responsible for everything you do towards them, how you see the difference, and the extent of your flexibility when dealing with them.
Your goals and strategies
How do you define your goals, are they limited to immediate objectives only, or do you have a future vision of how you will deal with defining your goals and the means to achieve them?
Your perception of your own qualities and traits
- HowThe extent of your awareness of yourself and its needs, how you behave in all its conditions, and how you see yourself at that time.
- The extent of your momentary awareness of your emotions and their causes.
- Your ability to communicate your thoughts clearly.
- Realizing that you have great and unique aspects of your personality and that you have the ability to embrace and develop them.
Positivity is a way of life that aims to preserve oneself on the inside and reflect that on the outside, as well as being a tamer of emotions and actions.
From this perspective, being positive is a personal decision that requires you to be aware of this responsibility, to be a positive and motivating element that will spread the vibes of positivity to those around you. Positivity is realizing that the environment in which you live is home to the triggers and challenges that may frustrate some people but as a positive person, you should try to transform all these challenges into an incentive for change, and try to change reality from your own point of view. Do not wait for social or collective change because waiting without taking the lead is a sign of negativity. Always be the core and the starting point, start the change by yourself.