Question of the Day – No. 295

How many negative friends do you have and how is that negativity affecting your life?

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  1. I try not to surround myself with negative people. We all have bad days, but if someone is negative all the time, I tend to shy away from them. I am very sensitive to other people’s emotions and find negative people to be physically draining.

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  2. When you find solutions to your friends problems & they match every one with a negative excuse as to why it won’t work, there is only so much you can do to help. In the end, these people are not my people. There dramas are not mine, their issues are not mine and I learnt last year that no matter what you do to help you can’t save anybody. So I walked away. My friends, are only human, they’ll have negative days and I’ll always offer to help, but negativity attracts negativity and that’s not how I want to live.

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  3. Yup – I’m on board with the comments so far. I have dropped the negative folks, or called “bull feathers” on them (then they drop me). I feel so much more peace in my world when I’m not being hammered by their drama.
    Saying that, there are folks that I love dearly who are going through some ugly times. I’ll stand with them, and not judge, unless they decide that’s all there will ever be for them. If someone makes the call that they are always the victim” – I’m out. I can’t help them. They have to see for themselves that they have answers.

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    1. Yes! There are people that have some real tough times and it’s normal to feel blue. But when everything is okay and still something negative is expressed, that’s a clear sign that the person doesn’t want to see what’s great in life.

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    1. I know how you feel with the toxic people . I lost a friend a few years ago for being toxic . I had to cut her out of my life and it sucked. But life is too short to spend time with negative people who bring you down .

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  4. I’m still preening my friendship tree of the last few negative branches. All the major drama llama’s have been thoroughly put out to pasture. Feeling so much better for it, although the memories of better times with those people can be painful to reflect on.

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  5. I have few close friends some of which include my fiancé and some family . The only negativity that comes from having a few close friends is the annoyance I face trying to make plans with my work schedule. I work as a tss ( therapeutic staff support )- working with children with behavioral troubles. I love my job but not the notes lol . They take forever… but in all seriousness, it’s not my friends or the notes that’s the real trouble . My trouble is time management. It’s a working process and I’m trying to find ways to make it work more in my favor and spending time with everyone. It’s needed though despite how rough it is to mange my time . Spending time with them makes me calmer and happier and gets me out of my head. Having adhd and anxiety and a loved but also demanding job, making time for those who build me up is needed. It’s needed for all of us .

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  6. A couple of negative friends that act extremely positive, but under further inspection it’s just their way to mask their negativity. It did affect me at one point but I chose to emotionally detach and observe. It’s quite interesting. I think the negativity stems from their own experiences, so they judge others maybe to feel better about themselves or their lives. And sometimes they blame others even for the slightest things that might go wrong. When you start observing all that, their negativity doesn’t really bother you, you’re just curious to see where it leads them. Plus they work really hard to come across as positive.

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  7. Hmm… Maximum number of my friends…But I don’t care…😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏😏🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑

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  8. I kind of wiped them off all in the last few years. Before I was surrounded by them, without even realising it; now I have negative contacts only if obliged (colleagues at work etc.) and I feel ten times better!

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      1. All the changes I went through and the sudden realisation that I was feeling ten times better being more lonely, but not surrounded by toxic people anymore.

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  9. Ha, reading these comments on “negative people “ by people that all sound soooo negative. Has anyone thought that labeling a person as negative is a very poor way to object to their behavior. Perhaps, instead of labeling someone just inform them that we object to their behavior and why and that should suffice.
    Worth a try.

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      1. A work in progress, my friend, but needless to say I only have one real friend and he happens to be my brother and business partner. So by default, and due to this process I have no “negative “ friends.
        But that’s not to say that the way I have objected inthe past has been perfect or ideal. So I probably have appeared to many people that I am a “negative person “.

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