Psychological health and interpreting of messages

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Psychological health and interpreting of messages

I've just noted that overall psychological health shapes how we interpret messages from the environment. People of low psychological health tend to interpret even neutral messages as negative or something negative.

People of high psychological health, on the other hand, tend to slap a layer of their own emotional well-being unto most messages, upping the emotional content of most things by at least a bit.

Both people can watch the SAME movie, discuss the SAME topic, go for the SAME walk or take the SAME trip. But they are not experienced the same. Where the healthy person sees something positive, the unhealthy person sees something negative.

I've found chart below to be true for experiences in general, but also messages sent between partners as a form of communication. Like in a relationship, for example.

 

My simple chart explaining this:

 

A person of LOW psychological health interpret
 
Positive messages to be 
a) fairly positive
b) neutral 
c) slighly negative

Neutral messages to be

a) neutral
b) slightly negative
c) very negative

Negative messages to be

a) a confirmation of what they already "knew"
b) in general all through very negative
 

 

A person of HIGH psychological health interpret

Positive messages to be 

a) very positive
b) MINDBLOWINGLY positive (for the emotionally intense types)

Neutral messages to be

a) neutral
b) slightly positive
c) quite positive, bordering to "very"

Negative messages to be

a) neutral
b) slighly negative
c) quite negative / very negative

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