The world is filled with two types of people: negative thinking and positive thinking. Negative thinking people are around every corner of the world looking forward to ruining your day. These pessimistic people derive satisfaction from indulging an optimistic person in negative thoughts. Therefore, it is always advisable to stay unaffected by the words of these pessimists. Here are a few ways to help you out.
Often, negative–minded people will come to you first when you are in a turbid situation. They go and make all the possible negative comments to put the fear into you. They derive satisfaction out of this. Therefore, please do not take their words into your head. Instead, appear polite to them and make them feel that the situation does not move you. However, if their words can move even once, this puts you on the path of negativity and depression. Therefore, do not lose your decision-making capabilities.
Taking things personally is a major mistake. Negative people always do things deliberately to make you upset. In reality, they are unhappy in their lives; therefore, they see your life in the same way as theirs. The best way to deal with these people is not to pay any attention to their comments. Just let them speak, and you put your ear to some other task.
Another way to deal with negative people and remain unaffected by them is to do them an equal amount of good for all the negative things they do for you. Doing this will not only make them jealous, but you will also feel satisfied for the good you have done to some people. At least, you can write some amount of good you have done on your list every day. Moreover, your good may make them positive people someday.
Confront them and tell them that their negative thoughts and comments make people more depressed in times of negativity. They may already know this about themselves but may not have heard others tell them. Therefore, confronting them will shake their confidence and make them rethink their attitude. In addition, demonstrating their attitude and letting them know how mean they are may make them change their attitude a little.
Over and above, if you are optimistic, it is not advisable to stay away from pessimistic people but to remain unaffected by the doings or words of pessimistic people. This will show the real optimism in you.