Upward spiral of positive emotions

3:1 ratio of positive to negative emotions

Dr. Fredrickson’s research indicates that a positivity ratio of 3 to 1 is a tipping point. This ratio divides those who merely get by in life from those who truly flourish.  If you score below 3-to-1, you’re not on your own! Over 80% of U.S. adults fall short of the  3-to-1 ratio.  Your emotions change moment-by-moment in step with how you make sense of your ever- changing circumstances. This means that the ratio you obtain for today  may or may not represent your life more generally.  She created a free online survey which will compute your ratio in less than two minutes. To gain a more reliable picture of your positivity ratio, it is recommended you take the survey each evening for two weeks.  Take the Positivity Ratio Test

 

 

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