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    Negative People

    We've all run in to them. Everything is terrible and they can never find anything good to say.

    How do you handle them? Is it even worth it to engage them in a conversation?

    We've got a couple negative nancy's here at work. Swear I've never heard one of them say anything positive. We got Nancy1 a cake for her b-day one year and she went off on someone about the icing. Needless to say that was the last time she got a cake from the group.
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    Negative people are some of the saddest and most depressing people on the planet IMO.

    To answer your question, no, they aren't even worth engaging or interacting with.

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    I'll engage them for perspective. Also, if complaining makes them feel better and I don't have anything to complain about that day, I'll listen so I can complain about them at the bar, where all the sane people go to vent.

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    As a principal I used to always ask the most negative teacher in the school what she thought about an idea we had during a faculty meeting. She would always have an opinion. She sold the rest of the group on my idea because she didn't like it.

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    Three types of people.

    Glass half full.
    Glass half empty.
    Glass cracked and leaking.

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    What most negative people don't realize is the rest of play games with them even if the game is shutting them out of the game.

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    This thread is stupid.

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    A certainty about negatively-minded people--- they consistently attract negative things into their lives. It's a universal law that's as true as gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    This thread is stupid.

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    I work with a few folks that I wonder how they make it through life being as miserable as they are.

    Life is too short to deal with them. I tell them to have a nice day and move on.

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    I am usually a ray of sunshine around them! They hate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    I am usually a ray of sunshine around them! They hate that.
    How is that any different than your normal personality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    How is that any different than your normal personality?
    That's a Rule 6 violation, sir. Self-report yourself immediately and pray you aren't suspended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    That's a Rule 6 violation, sir. Self-report yourself immediately and pray you aren't suspended.
    It wouldn't be the first time I was suspended.

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    Why are they a Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer and not No-Fun Nicholas and Pessimistic Peter?

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