Non-Conscious Bias Test

Understand your capacity to focus on negative events & ignore positive ones


Non-conscious Negativity Bias is the capacity to properly read and react to primary emotions, particularly negative ones, such as fear, anger, and sadness.

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Non-Conscious Negativity Bias Test

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What does a high score mean?

This score reflects the way the brain’s emotional networks are currently functioning. This is because what we non-consciously tune in to and pay attention to is typically aligned with our non-conscious emotional experience and feelings at the time.

People who score highly for Non-conscious Negativity Bias are less inclined to automatically tune in and fixate on negative emotions (e.g. fear, anger, sadness). Their own emotional experience is more likely to be aligned with positive or neutral feelings than with feelings of fear, anger, or sadness.


What does a low score mean?

People with low scores for Non-conscious Negativity Bias are more inclined to automatically tune in and pay attention to signals of negative emotions (e.g. fear, anger, sadness). Their own emotional experience at the time is also more likely to be aligned with feelings of fear, anger, or sadness than with positive or neutral feelings.

Talk to a Therapist Who Specializes in Non-Conscious Negativity Bias


A non-conscious negativity bias refers to the way we use words to reinforce the way we feel without acknowledging our negative thoughts. With SonderMind, find personalized care that’s best for you, virtually or in-person. Have an appointment within one week with an expert in mitigating non-conscious negativity bias, use your insurance, and get support that’s proven to work.

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What You Need to Know About Non-conscious Negativity Bias


Non-conscious Negativity Bias describes the tendency to key into threats we perceive around us. This is a result of our natural intuition formed by our life experiences. These experiences shape our worldview, and they strongly influence our feelings, motives, and decisions.

Negativity Bias Is on the Rise

Assessment scores for Non-conscious Negativity Bias have been on a steady decrease. The Total Brain Mental Health Index shows that from February 2020 to June 2021, there was a 12.5% decrease in the ability to quickly recognize the correct emotion from a person’s facial cues. With positivity training and brain exercises, we can hardwire our minds to overcome this bias to see the positive in life and prevent the brain from realizing its full capacity.

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