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Chronic Negativism

 

Chronic negativism is an Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  This is a behaviour that may be seen in people with TS and OCD.

 

Author K. A. Platzman has termed this the “awfulizer.”  No matter how may positive things have occurred, the person continues to see the negative side of a situation.  The person can only see the glass as half empty.  They may perceive themselves as damaged or broken and unfortunately can drive away potential friends by being chronically negative.  With help, this pattern can be changed or at least, reduced.

 

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