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*SciAm*: Toxic Habits: Overthinking. Call it overthinking, obsessing, brooding, or wallowing, or, call it the official term: rumination. A psychologist states a few things about rumination. Which do you agree with?

1. *SciAm*: Toxic Habits: Overthinking. Call it overthinking, obsessing, brooding, or wallowing, or, call it the official term: rumination. A psychologist states a few things about rumination. Which do you agree with?

Rumination is thinking about something upsetting, in a passive way, without taking action.
14%
238 votes
Rumination makes people think they are working on a problem, without producing solutions.
14%
230 votes
All that thinking takes up time and energy individuals could spend fixing the problem.
17%
288 votes
Rumination has been found to impair problem solving skills
7%
124 votes
Ruminating makes the problem worse.
11%
182 votes
Rumination causes pessimism regarding the future
10%
169 votes
Ruminators are likely to suffer with depression
11%
191 votes
Agree with all
15%
243 votes
Not sure
42%
691 votes
Agree with none
8%
132 votes
Based on what you just read, would you consider yourself to be a ruminator?

2. Based on what you just read, would you consider yourself to be a ruminator?

Yes
22%
358 votes
Not sure
41%
676 votes
No
38%
627 votes
Thinking about times when you are ruminating, have any events happened to you from the first question?(Don't think too long about this question).

3. Thinking about times when you are ruminating, have any events happened to you from the first question?(Don't think too long about this question).

Yes to all of them
6%
101 votes
Yes to a few
24%
404 votes
Not sure, haven't paid attention
30%
494 votes
No
16%
273 votes
N/A
23%
389 votes
If this is new to you and you believe that you ruminate will you take steps to stop doing it?

4. If this is new to you and you believe that you ruminate will you take steps to stop doing it?

Yes
15%
246 votes
No
16%
263 votes
Undecided
31%
511 votes
Not Applicable
39%
641 votes
10/07/2015 Living 1661 22 By: ptajuggalette

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