rebound effect of thought suppression
- a phenomenon that occurs when individuals try to suppress a thought or impulse, but the effort to do so only makes it more likely that the thought will come to mind.
# Relevant Quotes & Highlights
I realized that I was crashing because I was trying so hard not to crash. So I relaxed and told myself, ‘It’s going to be scary when I make the turns really fast, but I’m going to push that mountain away and enjoy it.’ When I adopted this positive attitude, I stopped crashing. — location: 3354 ^ref-42911 - from Creativity, Inc - Ed Catmull