People are generally social creatures that have various personal motivations, objectives, and goals in their lives. When someone does something good or great, it is important to motivate the person with a positive attitude and positive feedback.
Positive feedback is a note, comment, reaction, or action that will positively praise another person for a specific observable action they have recently done. Another definition of positive feedback that is not explicitly explored in this article refers to the physiological system of feedback mechanisms observed in nature and biology.
Effective use of positive feedback can increase the quality, mood, and consistency of a given output or action. This means that you will need to properly outline the situation and action that will merit positive feedback.
Before you will give feedback to a person, you must first observe if an action or behavior has occurred with the person that will merit a positive response. The observed action or behavior you will provide feedback to doesn’t have to be something that just immediately occurred. Instead, you can provide positive feedback on any relevant and recent action you have observed.
Another thing you will need to think about is the way, you will approach the person and the non-verbal communication you will convey to the person. This means that you will need to properly maintain a relaxed or positive body language when you are approaching and speaking to the person.
The best positive feedback is the ones that are well-thought-of and personalized to the person receiving said feedback. The feedback has to be catered to the personality and psyche of the person receiving it to increase effectiveness.
After you have finished all the steps above, you will not provide positive feedback to the person. You can also provide other things or actions to help increase the effectiveness of the positive feedback, just be sure the thing or action is appropriate to the person.
There are two types of feedback mechanisms that are differentiated by the direction or perturbation of the changes in the loop. A positive feedback loop has two properties that cause a change with one another in the same direction. For example, if the first property is infected people and the second property is the number of viruses, then if there is a change in the first property the change will proportionally affect the second property in the same direction as the first. Using this process, an increase in infected people increases the number of viruses, the same is true for the opposite. The negative feedback loop on the other hand has two properties that cause a change with one another in the opposite direction. Therefore both of these feedback loops have a cause and effect that will either move in the same or the opposite direction depending on the context given.
There are two types of feedback a person can give to the people around them, the main difference between the two types of feedback is the tone and the theme of the feedback or comment. Positive feedback is a comment note, or reaction that will praise the receiver on a specific action, descriptor, etc. This will often lead to positive reinforcement of the action, descriptor, etc. that the person gives positive feedback about. Negative feedback, on the other hand, is a comment, note, or reaction that will negatively criticize the action, descriptor, etc. of the person receiving the negative feedback. This will often lead to the negative punishment of the said action, descriptor, etc., and has the potential to negatively impact the person. Therefore positive feedback provides the person with a positively toned comment, whereas negative feedback will provide a negative comment which acts as a juxtaposition of the other type of feedback.
No, negative feedback is harder to provide to a person than positive feedback. This is because of specific factors that tie in deeply into our social and psychological nature as humans. The first factor is the perception of the person receiving the feedback, studies have shown that people tend to prefer obtaining constructive feedback rather than positive feedback but what gets in the way is the personal nuance the receiver has when it comes to feedback. Some people react violently and negatively to constructive feedback, which causes a lot of people to steer clear of providing negative feedback. Another factor is the perception of the person giving the feedback, the person might not want to give negative feedback because their image might get negatively affected by the people around them. In conclusion, many social factors will come into play when giving negative feedback, which means that positive feedback is easier to give and provide.
Positive feedback is a positive comment or action a person gives to another person when they do a specific action. This comment can positively impact and affect another person’s production, mood, and output when it is strategically given to the person. Therefore, it is important to know how and when to give positive feedback to a person.