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Title: Negative Capability


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Negative Capability
  • Diana Voller

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  • Why do some people get you more than others?
  • Why is watching sport exciting?
  • What was so great about Shakespeare?

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Negative Capability
  • .Negative Capability, that is when a man is
    capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries,
    doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact
    reason.. (Keats, 1818)

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What is Negative Capability?
  • Being capable of being in unknowing
  • Socrates and not knowing!

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Why is being able to be in uncertainty important?
  • The Certainty Paradox Part 1
  • In uncertain situations, given the choice between
    two options, we are more likely to choose that
    which is more certain, rather than most
    desirable.

  • (Schafir et al, 2008)
  • The only certainty is that there is nothing
    certain. (Pliny the Elder AD
    79)

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Why is being able to be in uncertainty important?
  • The Ambiguity Advantage
  • The ability to recognise, explore and profit from
    ambiguous and chaotic situation is a key factor
    in business success.
  • (Wilkinson, D. 2006)

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Who has Negative Capability?
  • Everybody
  • Some people, including some actors and
    psychotherapists, appear to have a particularly
    developed Negative Capability.

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Developing Negative Capability
  • The Certainty Paradox Part 2
  • Creating a safe place
  • An exercise for being more certain about being in
    uncertainty.

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Negative Capability
  • What it means, why it can be important and how to
    start developing it.
  • Diana Voller
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist
    Psychotherapist
  • dianavoller_at_hotmail.com
  • www.dianavollercounsellingpsychologist.co.uk

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References
  • Keats,J (1818) In Ed. Cook. E (1990) John Keats.
    The Major Works. Oxford. Oxford university
    Press.
  • Camerer, C Weber, M (1992) Journal of Risk
    uncertainty. 5 325-370
  • Schafir, S, Reich, T., Tsur, E., Erev, I Lotem,
    A (2008) Perceptual accuracy conflicting
    effects of certainty on risk-taking behaviour.
    Nature. 453 917-920
  • Simons, D.J. Chabris, C.F. (1999). "Gorillas in
    our midst sustained inattentional blindness for
    dynamic events". Perception 28 (9) 10591074.
  • Wilkinson, D (2006) The Ambiguity Advantage
    What Great Leaders are Great At. London.
    Palgrave McMillan
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