I’ve never responded well to entrenched negative thinking.— David Bowie
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When it comes to Negative Nancy (or Negative Nathan, as the case may be…) it’s usually best to ignore them. However, if that doesn’t work, here’s some advice on what to do if the cold shoulder just ain’t cutting it.
Negativity is contagious. Especially at the office where generally positive people can get sucked into a downward spiral. (Think of it as paying it forward, only with really bad consequences.) Sad face. But, on the bright side, there are a few things you can do to adjust your attitude before you pass along any bad juju.
Ok, so what happens if you’ve just realized you’re the bad apple? Don’t fret. (We’ve all been there.) Take a look at a few of the habits of positive people and how to implement them.
We’re not saying you need to walk around like a big ol’ ray of sunshine all of the time (that would be pretty damn annoying). Just be aware of how your attitude, and that of others, can affect your group’s success— and how to turn the ship around if you’re headed for disaster.