Not only does expressing negative thoughts not make us feel better, it’s also makes listeners feel worse too. Psychologist Jeffrey Lohr says venting is a lot like farting, writes Jessica Stillman—in a closed elevator! You don’t do it any more than you have to.
What’s more, it’s also bad for your brain. Complaining alters your brain and negatively affects your mental health. Here are three ways complaining can harm your health.