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5 Ways to Deal with Negative People



“The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.” – Ellen DeGeneres

  1. Avoid them, when in doubt don’t associate with negative people
    Just walk away, there is nothing easier or simpler to do then to just avoid the person who is a black hole of negativity – unfortunately it isn’t always as easy.
  2. Try to switch to a more positive conversation topic
    Sometimes the most obvious solution is the correct one. If your friend insists on discussing topics that will drain all happiness from them – talk about something that makes them happy. Everyone could use a change of scenery every once in awhile – our psyche’s are the same.
  3. Don’t join in – Misery loves company
    It’s easy to join in on the self loathing of others especially because all of us at one point or another have been negative. But stay above it – they will only drag you further down and you can hopefully help them up to being positive.
  4. Lend an Ear
    Sometimes negative people need to purge the negativity spending a short while listening to their issues may empty their pit of sorrows and leave nothing but positivity.
  5. Call them out
    When all else fails just tell them to stop. Sometimes people don’t even realize how negative they are being until you smack them in the face with it (not literally). It’s always better to show tact when dealing with it but sometimes they need to be snapped out of it.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Mrs. Smith permalink
    2013/05/08 11:30 am

    I don’t think your #1 solution is very helpful and certainly not the solution to the problem.
    So you may want to reconsider your negative mentality.

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