We’ve all known someone at some time or another who has been overly negative. It really brings you down. After a while, their negative energy is embodied in you and that’s never good. How can we protect ourselves from people like this?

1. React appropriately.

Don’t meet negativity with more negativity. Don’t just react. React the right way. Be mindful of what you say and how you say it. Don’t just react.

2. Keep it light.

When things start getting a little too heavy, change the direction of the conversation to something lighter. Find positive things to talk about. Don’t be afraid to steer them away from negative subjects.

3. Find solutions.

If you have a friend or relative whose negativity stems from a problem, talk to them about solutions. If they don’t want to find solutions…

4. Be detached.

Detach yourself emotionally from them. Hear them out, be the listening ear they need, but don’t invest yourself in it in any way.

5. Don’t try to change them.

This is kind of a more advanced version of #4. Some negative people either can’t or won’t be changed. They don’t want to. So don’t try to force them into it. This helps protect yourself from their negativity.

6. Set limits.

When all else fails, set boundaries with negative people. Limit how much time you spend with them. Never meet them in your personal space.

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