Sometimes it’s hard to know where the line is. The line where trying be positive crosses over to toxicity. I do think we’ve reached a point where it’s crossed more often than not.
Toxic positivity is pressuring people to look on the bright side. They have to suppress anxiety, anger, sadness, and grief.— Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) April 2, 2022
Healthy support is shielding people from the dark side. You invite them to express their pain, and show them they’re not alone and won’t feel it forever.