7 Tips to Find the Silver Lining Within Yourself
The idiom “every cloud has a silver lining” is a beautiful image, representing an attitude of finding the positive in any situation—no matter how challenging it might be. It’s more than just believing that good things are to come—it’s an understanding that every negative is actually a positive, depending on how you see it.
The more scientifically-minded will be happy to know that this is more than just word play—it’s the subject of some interesting recent research out of NYU. Dubbed “silver lining theory,” the concept holds that some 90% of people believe that their negative traits are actually strengths in disguise—and it’s that very belief that makes them work harder at developing that positive attribute.
Read on see the silver lining within yourself, every day—no matter who you are.
SHY = REFLECTIVE
Do you prefer the company of a few close friends over a pumping party? Wait for someone else to speak before raising your hand? It could be that you’re shy—but that means you’re also reflective.
Silver Lining: You take your time before rushing in with an answer, and like to think things over alone or with the people closest to you. This calm, contemplative quality can be further cultivated by writing, or by taking up a meditation practice.
DISORGANIZED = CREATIVE
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