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negative
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2 meanings, 19 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
had a negative effect
Definition
bad or harmful
  • But when we listened closely to their interaction and measured the ratio of positive to negative emotions, we got a different story.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (15% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was overwhelmed by the task of counting negativity, because everywhere I looked, I saw negative emotions.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (49% in)
  • The big gender difference with negative emotions is that women are more critical, and men are more likely to stonewall.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (52% in)

There are no more uses of "negative" flagged with this meaning in Blink.

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2  —1 use as in:
negative feedback from customers
Definition
to express criticism or disagreement, or (especially when talking over a radio or in a military setting) to say "no"
  • In the negative sentiment override state, people draw lasting conclusions about each other.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (40% in)

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?  —15 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They think they are more forthcoming than they actually are, or more negative than they actually are.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (70% in)
  • On a technical level, she was measuring the amount of positive and negative emotion, because one of Gottman's findings is that for a marriage to survive, the ratio of positive to negative emotion in a given encounter has to be at least five to one.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (25% in)
  • On a technical level, she was measuring the amount of positive and negative emotion, because one of Gottman's findings is that for a marriage to survive, the ratio of positive to negative emotion in a given encounter has to be at least five to one.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (26% in)
  • This is why Gottman asks couples to tell the story of how they met, because he has found that when a husband and wife recount the most important episode in their relationship, that pattern shows up right away. s findings is that for a marriage to survive, the ratio of positive to negative emotion in a given encounter has to be at least five to one.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (27% in)
  • Or they can be in negative sentiment override, so that even a relatively neutral thing that a partner says gets perceived as negative.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (40% in)
  • Or they can be in negative sentiment override, so that even a relatively neutral thing that a partner says gets perceived as negative.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (40% in)
  • In negative sentiment override, I say, 'To hell with you, I'm not getting a chance to finish either.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (41% in)
  • What he does, he explains, is track the ups and downs of a couple's level of positive and negative emotion, and he's found that it doesn't take very long to figure out which way the line on the graph is going.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (42% in)
  • But once they start going down, toward negative emotion, ninety-four percent will continue going down.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (42% in)
  • In my head, I was frantically trying to determine the ratios of positive emotion to negative emotion.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (46% in)
  • But what counted as positive, and what counted as negative?
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (46% in)
  • I knew from Susan and Bill that a lot of what looked positive was actually negative.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (46% in)
  • I was overwhelmed by the task of counting negativity, because everywhere I looked, I saw negative emotions.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (49% in)
  • When the students were asked to identify their race on a pretest questionnaire, that simple act was sufficient to prime them with all the negative stereotypes associated with African Americans and academic achievement—and the number of items they got right was cut in half.
    Two — The Locked Door (35% in)
  • "Had The MTM been a mere pilot, such overwhelmingly negative comments would have buried it," Sally Bedell [Smith] writes in her biography of Silverman, Up the Tube.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (69% in)

There are no more uses of "negative" in Blink.

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