Pessimism Articles

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate, or jump to a slide with the slide dots.
Slide 0 of 3
Slide 0 of 3

Pessimism is a tendency to assume the negative in a situation. Pessimistic people believe that adverse events are inevitable. They might struggle to have hope for the future or be naturally skeptical of others, believing people have malicious intentions. 

A pessimist may believe events will turn out badly regardless of the starting circumstances. Below are articles about what causes pessimism and how to challenge these thoughts. Within, you may learn the types of negative thinking patterns, why they occur, and how to prevent them by using positive coping techniques. Pessimism isn't a permanent mindset, and it can often be changed with education, willingness, and support.


Understand how different outlooks can shape life
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. For more information, please read our terms of use.
Get the support you need from one of our therapistsGet started