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Here are things people sometimes do to "help" if someone is feeling down. For each, please say whether it is something you don't want, or actually something you do like or need. Thank you.
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Tell me to cheer up


 
Tell me to get over it, or snap out of it


 
Ask me what's wrong


 
Have unrealistic expectations of what I can do


 
Tell me "everyone feels low sometimes"


 
Ask me if I know the cause of my low mood


 
Ignore me, or change the subject, when I talk about how I feel


 
Get angry or affronted if I say I'm not up for socializing


 
Make sad faces at me


 
Hug me without asking if that's OK with me


 
Ask me repeatedly if, and how, I need help


 
Overwhelm me with more love and concern than I can handle


 
Be over-keen to discuss my problems in great detail


 
Ignore me, and treat me as if I was invisible


 
Rush me to do things and make decisions


 
Make me feel I have to explain myself


 
Tell me that you know what will help me


 
Pressure me to keep going, and tell me I shouldn't let it get to me


 
Lecture me self-righteously


 
Ask me why I'm low when I've so much to be grateful for


 
Tell me there are plenty of people worse off than me


 
Pressurize me to do things, such as socializing, that I don't feel like doing


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