Negative people exist all around us and
are impossible to avoid. Negative people can find something wrong in any
situation. They are expert complainers.
Encounters with negative people can be
emotionally draining and stressful. They do not realize how their pessimistic attitude affects others.
If you can understand where it’s coming
from, it’s much easier to deal with. All negativity has its roots. Sometimes
there is good reason for a person to be in a negative state. Emotions can be a
motivator for actions and a precursor to reactions.
Negative people often become that way as
a result of being constantly disappointed, hurt and the anger that is
associated with these circumstances. It could be they hate their job, feel
frustrated, feel trapped in their life or they lack in self-esteem so the only
way they can feel powerful is by criticizing others?
dealing with negative people, set boundaries:
Stop negative thoughts as soon as
possible. Think positive. Don’t feed into it. Misery loves company.
Don't react to negative comments. If you
don't give the person the reaction he or she wants, the person will stop
because the attention-seeking behavior isn't working. Remain positive and
ignore their negativity.
People like being around positive
people. Being happy in spite of the circumstances means gaining control over
your emotional response. Becoming aware of and acknowledging your triggers can
go a long way toward helping you maintain your positive mood around negative
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts
are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” – Ritu Ghatourey
counselors are available if you want to talk 800-882-1341.