The gap between ‘that was good’ and ‘that wasn’t bad’


Firstly, both expressions do not mean the same thing.

And really, our brains don’t work that way. Our subconscious mind does not recognize negative prefixes. Such that when someone gets a response of “not bad”, internally, it is interpreted as “bad”, and this starts to influence the feelings of the recipient negatively. Science supports this.

If there was a Likert scale to measure this form of responses, on a zero to five, am guessing, statements like ‘not bad’ will be below mid point. Somewhere between 0 and 2.

My point is, if you want to offer feedback, it cost nothing to take a bold stand, to communicate inspiration and energy. It’s always better than playing on words. You either give a thumps up or a thumps down. Simple. Whatever you do, use the right vocabulary always.

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