Toxic positivity is the excessive and ineffective overgeneralization of a happy, optimistic state across all situations and can result in the denial, minimization, and invalidation of the authentic human emotional experience. Just like anything done in excess, when positivity is used to cover up or silence the human experience, it becomes toxic. By disallowing the existence of certain feelings, we fall into a state of denial and repressed emotions. The truth is, humans are flawed. We get jealous, angry, resentful, and greedy. By pretending that we are “positive vibes all day,” we deny the validity of a genuine human experience. Experts will discuss why we engage in toxic positivity, how and why it’s harmful, antidotes, and how the desire by lawyers to want to solve their clients’ problems can affect their practices.
Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales
This free CLE webinar has been approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Mental Illness Awareness credit.