Society’s “tyranny of positivity” demands that cancer patients stay upbeat, that women never show anger and that boys never cry. This is a dangerous denial of the value and complexity of human emotion, says Harvard psychologist Susan David. Her TED Talk on emotional agility provides a roadmap to a more resilient, fulfilled future. getAbstract recommends this summary to HR professionals, individuals and business leaders.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to resist society’s “tyranny of positivity,”
- Why emotions can reveal your values,
- How organizations can benefit from normalizing and welcoming diverse human emotions.
About the Speaker
Susan David is a Harvard Medical School psychologist who studies emotional agility.
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