The Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (Topic)

This is an overview of existing (and planned) articles and posts on the topic of “the negativity-positivity spectrum”, also sometimes referred to as “the negativity-positivity scale”. Categories include “Constructing the NP Spectrum”, “Reading the NP Spectrum”, and “The NP Spectrum and Vibration”.

KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, emotion, emotions, Law of Attraction, mood, negativity, negativity-positivity spectrum, NP Spectrum, positive psychology, positivity, positivity scale, psychology, vibration.

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My own negativity-positivity (NP) spectrum is mentioned in many of my posts. But there are also other negativity-positivity scales defined by other authors. The text below points to all the main articles and posts that contain substantial information about these negativity-positivity scales.

A. THE ARTICLES

  1. Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (1): Here I introduce the idea of a person’s Core Emotional Energy (CEE). I also talk about different “levels” of CEE , and different “levels” of negativity and positivity.
  2. Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (2): This is part two of the three-part mini-series. Here I discuss “linguistic usage” and “levels” of CEE.
  3. Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (3): In this part three of the mini-series, I talk about the “levels” of core emotional energy, and about a one-dimensional system for evaluating or “typing” human character and behavior, for the purpose of practical prediction, explanation, and understanding. I also touch upon the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  4. The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need? In this post I am discussing the new negativity-positivity spectrum, and the issue of how to divide it. How many different levels of negativity and positivity are possible, and useful, to have?
  5. Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type: Here I talk more about the negativity-positivity spectrum. I especially cover the question of “location”: Where are emotions such as hope, despair, and anger, on this scale?
  6. Stop Studying Statistics: The Virtue of Leaving Epidemiology Research to Others: In this post I introduce the idea that in order to really flourish (in terms of our own physical health), we must stop looking at public health statistics.
  7. It Is Always Possible to Improve Your Emotional Point of Attraction: Regardless of where you are at, within the emotional spectrum, it is always possible to improve your point of attraction, your vibrational frequency, so that your emotion feels better.
  8. True Positivity, Not Superficial Positivity, Is the Way to a Better Life: In this post I talk about “superficial” positivity and “true” positivity. And the important question is: How can we recognize these, in ourselves and others?
  9. Plan C: Happily Escaping Non-Positive Thoughts and Emotions: Here is a plan for escaping non-positive thoughts and emotions, so that we easier can reach a more positive emotional territory.

I have also planned the following articles:

  1. Abraham-Hicks’s Scale of Emotions
  2. The NP Spectrum vs. Abraham-Hicks’s Scale of Emotions
  3. Abraham-Hicks and Process 22: Moving Up the Emotional Scale

B. THE IDEAS

In my own writings, the Negativity-Positivity scale (or spectrum) is mainly connected to the following points:

  • Constructing the NP Spectrum
  • Reading the NP Spectrum
  • The NP Spectrum and Vibration

For each of these subheads, I will below list all those articles (blog posts, book reviews, Dear Chris posts, etc.) that discuss that particular point.

For each article I will also “index” it, by concisely describing what I said in that article, in relation to that particular point.

Constructing the NP Spectrum

  1. Core Emotional Energy (CEE) is typically not measurable with simple psychological questionnaires. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (1).
  2. Since it is difficult to assess an individual’s true core energy level within the negativity-positivity (NP) spectrum, this is indicated by using the word “level”. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (1).
  3. We must simplify the assessment of the Core Emotional Energy by using fewer “levels”. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (1).
  4. We can move in between the two emotional endpoints: We can move towards negativity, or, towards positivity. So we have emotional mobility. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (2).
  5. When we increase the frequency of our Core Emotional Energy, we increase our well-being. And when we decrease the frequency of our Core Emotional Energy, we decrease our well-being. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (2).
  6. My idea is that the negativity-positivity spectrum (including the CEE concept) will work well as a simple “typing tool” or “assessment tool” for the evaluation of human emotions (and, thus, also of personality and behavior). See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (3).
  7. The range of a person’s Core Emotional Energy indicates their level of negativity or positivity. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (3).
  8. Since the (horizontal) x-axis normally is thought of as “increasing” or “progressing” when we go to the right, it seems natural to put the negativity on the left half of the diagram. Thus, we would automatically have the positivity on the right hand side. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (3).
  9. If the Core Emotional Energy instead were to be depicted along a vertical y-axis, the lower half would be dedicated to “levels of negativity”, while the upper half would display “levels of positivity”. See: Labeling the Negativity-Positivity Spectrum (3).
  10. I am not really considering this type of “scientific” theory-making for my purposes here, when it comes to my “negativity-positivity” spectrum. See: The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need?
  11. My conclusion is that we must have a rather “coarse” negativity-positivity scale, with as few levels as possible. This will be a practical scale to use in one’s daily life. See: The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need?
  12. My negativity-positivity spectrum will have two “halves”: one “negative” half, and one “positive” half. And on each of these two halves we have three levels, labeled 1, 2, 3. See: The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need?
  13. The levels of the negativity-positivity spectrum (scale) are: “N3, N2, N1” for the negative half, and “P1, P2, P3” for the positive half. All in all, six labels. See: The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need?
  14. Each of the six main levels may be further subdivided. So we can, say, talk about “N2” as a more general group, and then about “N2a”, or “N2b”, or “N2c” as the three subdivisions. See: The Negativity-Positivity Scale: How Many Levels Do We Need?

Reading the NP Spectrum

  1. How do emotions fit into my new Positivity-Negativity spectrum? See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  2. By measuring (or estimating) both emotions and beliefs, we can establish a better sense of each person’s “total” emotional state of affairs. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  3. Examples of the three positive levels: P3: Ease, Flow, Abundance, In-Control; P2: Satisfaction, Confidence, Appreciation, Security; P1: Thankfulness, Hope. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  4. Examples of the three negative levels: N1: Confusion, Irritation, Worry; N2: Anger, Blame, Envy; N3: Despair, Hopelessness, Burnt-Out. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  5. There are two important emotional “endpoints”: N3 and P3. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  6. At the N3 level, the individual is “short-circuited” by his own emotions and beliefs. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  7. At the P3 level, the individual has nothing but hope and appreciation for everyone and everything. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  8. Moving up through the intermediate levels (N2, N1, P1, P2) there is a gradual change in the individual, having an increased positive attitude and a decreasing negative one. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  9. Moving from N2 to N1 is a move from anger to irritation. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.
  10. Moving from P1 to P2 is a move from thankfulness to appreciation. See: Despair, Anger, Hope: How Different Emotions May Reveal Our Negativity-Positivity Type.

The NP Spectrum and Vibration

  1. The serious student of the Law of Attraction typically should consider to raise his or her vibration, especially if his or her “average” mood is in the negative range (i.e. either N3, N2, or N1). See: Stop Studying Statistics: The Virtue of Leaving Epidemiology Research to Others.
  2. It is always possible to “positively upgrade” your point of attraction (i.e., to raise your vibrational frequency), regardless of where you currently are at, on the negativity-positivity spectrum (scale). See: It Is Always Possible to Improve Your Emotional Point of Attraction.
  3. Meanwhile, just take one small step at the time. Focus on relief, and try to convert those negative thoughts to more positive ones. See: It Is Always Possible to Improve Your Emotional Point of Attraction.
  4. The vibration on the theme of health is more positive than on the theme of money, relatively speaking. Nevertheless, for both of these subject matters, we are still on the negative side of the NP spectrum (scale). See: True Positivity, Not Superficial Positivity, Is the Way to a Better Life.
  5. In order to prevent such negative manifestations, we must know our “location” within the NP spectrum. This pertains both to our general “mood” and to all those different “topics” (themes, subject matters) that we are focusing our thoughts on. See: True Positivity, Not Superficial Positivity, Is the Way to a Better Life.
  6. Superficial positivity is not very strong. Typically, it is P1 (somewhat positive), and perhaps only the lowest of its subgroups (P1a). See: True Positivity, Not Superficial Positivity, Is the Way to a Better Life.
  7. This Abraham-Hicks process is not recommended for those who have a average mood that is in the positive range (i.e., P1, P2, P3). See: Plan C: Happily Escaping Non-Positive Thoughts and Emotions.
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References

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2004), Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2006), The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2006), The Law of Attraction: The Basis of the Teachings of Abraham. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2007), The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2008), Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2009), The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]

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