Problem

Regret

Other Names:
Non-clinical depressive realism
Nature:

Regret is the emotion of wishing one had made a different decision in the past, because the consequences of the decision were unfavorable.

Regret is related to perceived opportunity. Its intensity varies over time after the decision, in regard to action versus inaction, and in regard to self-control at a particular age. The self-recrimination which comes with regret is thought to spur corrective action and adaptation.

In Western societies adults have the highest regrets regarding choices of their education.

Broader Problems:
Solemnity
Harmful thought
Reduced By:
Avoidance of reality
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST