Are You Experiencing Negative Sentiment Override (Nso)?

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Are You Experiencing Negative Sentiment Override (Nso)? - Quiz

The Gottmans are the most prominent researchers regarding Negative Sentiment Override and they've conducted a series of studies regarding this particular aspect. When there's NSO, roses are left to die and the energy which would've been used to water them would be replaced by the persistent and deeply frustrating feeling of being trapped with a oneso partner in a void that appears to be endless. This quiz would help to know what Negative Sentiment Override means as well as how to identify it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When does NSO occur?
    • A. 

      When one of the partners isn't committed

    • B. 

      When trust has been broken

    • C. 

      When divorce has become an option

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The effects of NSO includes the following except?
    • A. 

      Decrease in love

    • B. 

      Decrease in positive feelings

    • C. 

      Increase in loneliness

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    According to Dr. Gottman, not all problems can be resolved. Which of the following options is correct?
    • A. 

      Dr. Gottman is wrong

    • B. 

      Dr. Gottman was being realistic

    • C. 

      All problems have favourable solutions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are signs of NSO?
    • A. 

      Hopelessness

    • B. 

      Fatigue

    • C. 

      Longing for one's partner

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    NSO leads to being oblivious to most positive interactions. Which of the following will be the end result of this?
    • A. 

      Bad feelings become the focus

    • B. 

      Resentment begins to build

    • C. 

      Disagreements occur frequently

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Negative Sentiment Override means that partners experiencing it are blind to the good things.  Is the above statement true or false?
    • A. 

      Yes, it's true

    • B. 

      Yes, it's false

    • C. 

      No, it's false

    • D. 

      No, it's true

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      When things are going well, the relationship is generally happier

    • B. 

      Even when things are going well, the focus on negatives supercede that of positives

    • C. 

      Both partners are confused

    • D. 

      None of the aboveĀ 

  • 8. 
    A prominent feature of NSO is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Regret

    • C. 

      Doubt

    • D. 

      B & C

  • 9. 
    The following are ways to put positive sentiment override back into the relationship except?
    • A. 

      Having fun together

    • B. 

      Being committed to the relationship

    • C. 

      Handling the aftermath of arguments well

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the first step to getting over NSO in a relationship?
    • A. 

      Clarity

    • B. 

      Acknowledgement

    • C. 

      Freedom

    • D. 

      Communication

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