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Dealing With Negativity

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I choose to not respond when someone is complaining to me, egging me on to join them in their misery. I think it's an unconsious thing that people do, but the saying is true... misery loves company. I CHOOSE NOT TO BE NEGATIVE. Find the good in your day and hug it close!!

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If you can't find anything good... it's time to move on.

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  • i also choose not to respond to someone else's negativity. - by SWEETMOMMY41
  • Hi Sparks Teammate, I do the same thing, totally ignore them until they get the picture. I also stay away from them, I don't need the bad vibes. emoticon - by SKINNYMINI247
  • I don't mind when someone is feeling miserable, but if they're ALWAYS miserable then it definitely pushes people away. Rant/vent and do something constructive. For the rest of us, don't let them suck you in. It's sad when people enjoy others' misery, but it happens every day e.g. a famous celebrity has a tough time, divorce, gains weight and the media and public bash them. - by SUNRISESUNSET
  • AMEN! - by AZDREAMS
  • I agree with you. Positive is the key word. It is a word that bui9lds up not tear down. - by MARYJOANNA
  • Very well said, and so well said! It takes some life lessons and time to gain this perspective. Wise words.....

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - by SAFETYSUE
  • Negativity is contagious--I, too, choose not to join in and have found that no response to someone else's negativity often moves the conversation in another direction. - by MIDWESTQUILTER
  • KEEPONMOVIN2
    "TRUER WORDS HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN" - by KEEPONMOVIN2
  • I have truly learned that you get more with honey than vinegar. Being diplomatic has made me more thoughtful and happier. I never feel better when I am negative, so why do it. - by ITGALLO

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