Keys to Deal with Negative Nancy’s

Only Positive People Allowed Club

They are out there and all around us. Some of them are close friends, family, co-workers. You love them and that can make it hard to remove them from your life. But they suck the mojo right out of you! I’m talking about…


How do you deal with them?
How can you continue to grow if ‘these’ people keep trying to hold you back?

Here are 7 key tips on how to Deal With Negative People

-Don’t Engage in the Negativity: This is a tough one. You have to overpower their negativity with your Positivity.

-Hang Out in Groups: Misery loves company. Well it works the other way too. Surround your Negative Nancy with some of your Best Positive Upbeat Friends.

-Objectify the Comments Made: Don’t always take the comments they say personal. Sometimes it is just the way they are and it is not directed towards you personally.

-Go with Lighter Topics: If the topic gets to be too much…Change it.

-Be Mindful of the Time You Spend with Them: According to Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. If that is the case, I would start filling up your time with your positive friends so you don’t have as much time to spend with your negative peeps.

-Identify Areas You Can Make a Positive Change: Sometimes it may be something specific that is making that person negative (relationship, job, they are FAT, etc…). See if there is a way you can help fix the problem and eliminate their negativity for good.

-Drop Them From Your Life: If all else fails. Drop them like its HOT! You only have one life to live. Don’t let others drag you down. Cut them out. I know I’ve had to do it before. It may suck in the beginning but its better in the long run.

For the complete explanations on each tips go to Zen Habits