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Minimization of the Positive 👍

If we downplay the good things that are happening to us, we're minimizing the positive. Even if our day didn't go 100% as planned, it doesn't mean that the 60% that did go right should be ignored.

Example

Many people liked my presentation, but I stumbled giving the intro, so it was bad.

Similar Distortions

Often Minimization of the Positive can lead to Catastrophizing. It also shares a lot with it's counterpart: Magnification of the Negative.