All of us have experienced the aftermath of dealing with a negative person in our lives. There is always that one colleague at the workplace who whines continuously about their job, but seldom offer any solutions. Or maybe a friend, or an associate speaking unfavorably about others in your circle, creating unwanted tension.
Constant exposure to negative people will exhaust anyone. Drama follows them everywhere. And if you’re not careful, you can be pulled into their chaos – sidelining your goals and disrupting your focus.
For the most part, it is easy to tolerate these types of people by just ignoring them. But what about family, friends, or co-workers who always see the proverbial glass as half-empty, and not half-full?
There is always a glimmer of hope that the person will change. Or maybe you can use the power of persuasion on him or her to stop the negativity. But the problem is, this type of person will not respond to critical feedback, and almost definitely will not be open to listening, nor accepting it. Besides, didn’t you try that with a boyfriend, or two?