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Limits of Positive Language


  • Larisa Ileana CASANGIU

    (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Romania)


Numerous works of practical psychology urges to form positive thinking and have a positive language, sometimes proving optimism led to the extent possible, given that there are less publicized studies on the limits of these practices or on some effects, contrary to popular belief. Although we are promoters of positive language, we propose that, by means of this article, to point out some aspects regarding the risks of using without discrimination of this type of communication having unrealistic expectations. Our study is based on published results of research in this regard, then focusing on domestic issues that can define the context in which positive language has its undesirable consequences. For example, although the praise encourages and criticism demoralizes, not all praises fulfill the same role as between praise and criticism, there are many possible attitudes.

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  • Larisa Ileana CASANGIU, 2014. "Limits of Positive Language," Management Intercultural, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 30, pages 50-54, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmj:interc:y:2014:i:30:p:50-54

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    Limits; Positive language; Communication; motivation;

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    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
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