I Avoid Negative People

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    I watched a show the other day on how a lot of

    teenagers today are involved in abusive relationships. It made me sad for them. No one should ever feel they deserve to be mistreated male or female. The relationships I had before I got married were bit of an abusive nature. It was only until I got married that I knew...
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    Ho Humm

    Negative people live in a place that I do not wish to dwell in. They feed off of the insecurities of others. Spewing tales that inflict doubt and fear. I have no use for their non sense. Life is too short to consort with people that derive pleasure in hurting others...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 17, 2010

    Negative people.... They have a problem

    for every solution. Stay away from them.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    No Thank You ...

    Next door to the school where I teach, there is a large multi-storey carpark.  As I left school this afternoon and passed by the carpark exit, I saw a grey convertible BMW with the roof down, being driven by a petite blonde woman.   As I approached I saw it was F, a...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    Say Good Bye To The Negative Cause You Don't Need It

    I have had a good amount of negative people come into my life and Ill be honest its just not worth keeping them around because if you do then you will just keep going deeper deeper and deeper into the dark path that negative people will take you on. Instead of punishing...
    Liz5589 Liz5589
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2010

    "i Avoid Negative People"

    avoid negative peoplewhy if you negative everything will go wrongso why be negativebe possitive and happy even if life seems sometimes unbearableyou live through it
    wessel wessel
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2011

    Positive People Are So Much More Lovely!

    I've enjoyed the positive people in my life so much over the years that I tend to attract these types into my life so much more than negative people. However, when I do meet a person who speaks in anegative manner, I try to read between the lines. Sometimes it's a situation or...
    Kokabella Kokabella
    36-40, F
    Nov 27, 2009

    I cannot stand negative vibrations,

    and don't allow myself to be pulled down by that kind of energy. I no longer accept negativity, and only invite positive energy. And overall, my life has become a lot more simpler and happier.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    Black Holes I Try to Avoid

    Negative people usually want to make everyone around them just as negative. It's not good enough that they are upset... they have to make everyone within earshot just as upset. From my experience they always have to complain and see only the bad things that happen... as the...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    I find that if u surround urself with positive

    ppl u end up havin better experiences & vice versa, but i know this is not something tht is new or unheard of, its common sense to be arround ppl who bring u up rather then drag u down but at the same time ifeel tht if a frnd suffers from depression or some other condition where...
    anarchopacifista anarchopacifista
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2014

    It's not nice of me but they just drag me down

    if they are perpetually negative. I mean it's not wrong to be sad but swear some people need to lighten up and not drag people down into there mood. (AD I'm talking about you -.-)
    YLIhououin YLIhououin
    22-25, M
    Jun 5, 2015

    One Is Enough

    I live with someone pretty negative, towards me any way, so I do my best not to add to that. If I encounter negativity towards me, I tend to just walk away from it and remain quiet.
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2013

    Learned Good Lessons.

    This group brought to mind something that I learned about people. If I came away from a visit with any person and feel worse upon leaving time after time, then I have to re-evaluate the relationship.  Had a woman that wanted a friendship with me in the worst way and I...
    dartist dartist
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    No Offense, But I Want to Stay In the Light!

    This is not about those who have a negative period, from time to time. We all have our bad days, including me. ;-) No, this is a story about those who choose to be negative, all the time, 24-7.... and they want everyone to be negative along with them and they hate anything...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

    I Want to Yell: the Glass Is Half Full!

    I could never understand why some people prefer to gripe about all that is lacking in their lives or their jobs rather than appreciating the positive?  I wonder why people like that don't just do something about their situation if they're not happy.  I...
    think2much think2much
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 18, 2008

    Happiness Is A Choice

    Nothing makes you happy except for your own decision to be so. I am tired of being around others that complain that if only so and so was more whatever or only if this didn't happen, or if only this could be that they would be happy. That is not how it works. When you look for...
    jean0401 jean0401
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jun 8, 2012
    41-45, M
    Feb 4, 2016

    Tomorrow I leave for my cruise.

    It will be almost 2 weeks, two weeks with no internet U am going to be very upset not talking to my besties on ep. I hope to god things are okay on your life and I don't miss out on anything I will thjnk Id you all everyday.
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    If your sentence starts with "No offense,

    but...." I will stop listening. Because anything following that will surely be offensive or unwelcome. Saying those words will not automatically excuse you from what you are about to say.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 22, 2015

    Avoid Negativity And People

    In my life, I had lots of negativity and now I try being as far away from negative people.  I don't want to go down but up and I want to be surrounded by good positive souls.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2011

    Avoiding You?

    I avoid negative people. I am negative myself, I just don't show it. I don't want you to know what I'm thinking, or how I'm feeling. I come off happy. I'm so negative myself, that I surround myself with positive people. It makes me feel alive and sometimes helps me forget that I...
    ashlynnx ashlynnx
    26-30, F
    Jul 17, 2010

    Negative people seem to have a vibe

    that physically affects me. I need to learn to trust those vibes earlier. They are always right.
    Fallflower Fallflower
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Stepping Away From The Negative

    I did it, let it happen. Stepped out of my little positive bubble and let a few negative people into my life. Thinking I could help them, change their way of thinking of sorts. Constant negativity from them drug me down, yes I helped them but at my own expense. Their lives...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    20 Responses Feb 6, 2011

    I Know I'm Negative

    I'm negative in the sense of a lack of happiness.  I take life way to seriously. What makes my life rewarding are my children and my children's children.  I'm also young enough to meet my children's children's children.
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Negativity Is Contagious

    A negative person can bring a whole group of people down with them if they try hard enough. I have had my share of friends and family members with this mindset, and it is not only a nuisance, but so draining. You ever wonder why you feel exhausted after dealing with these types...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2010

    “We don’t appreciate negative vibes around

    here. Move along” – Unknown
    deleted deleted
    Nov 26, 2015

    I find that if u surround urself with positive

    ppl u end up havin better experiences & vice versa, but i know this is not something tht is new or unheard of, its common sense to be arround ppl who bring u up rather then drag u down but at the same time ifeel tht if a frnd suffers from depression or some other condition where...
    anarchopacifista anarchopacifista
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2014

    i have understood one thing about myself that

    i cant love a girl who is always sad lost just in sad thoughts always negative about everything i like being positive i like to see hope in everything i try to smile even if its hard i dont want to just think about what happened to me in the past due to my past...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 29, 2015


    I just find them draining. As far as how to avoid them?  It's probably better for me to say that I "try" to avoid negative people.  I doubt there is any surefire way to avoid them completely, so I try not to worry about running into them as much as I used to.  There will...
    Qualia Qualia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    The Difference

    Every now and then I find myself down, but I never stay there. Recently I've ran into people that are just permanently negitive, they seem to gravitate to an argument or find something to disagree on always focusing on the bad spectrum of things, I've decided to move away from...
    Dc01 Dc01
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2012

    I am starting to be able to walk away from the

    accusations, even if untrue. Standing to defend myself against false accusations is simply not an iron for me anymore. I am slowly un-caring.
    JessLorraine JessLorraine
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Whats To Really Share

    negative people suck and they bring you down to, those kind of people need to find there self, soul search if you will, people are on this planet for a reason, to experience life and injoy the moments good or bad.
    weavertool weavertool
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2011

    I try not to put pressure on myself about

    anything, I'm strong. So when people put ideas in my face, trying to make me anxious or feel a sense of urgency and worry, I back away and stay away
    sahmmama sahmmama
    26-30, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    It is true that we all have a perspective.

    We are who we are predominantly due to our upbringing and life experiences. When people express negativity towards me, or what i believe i hear them out. I give them their moment. But thats all they get, especially when I don't know them, nor do I owe them any more respect than...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 27, 2015

    One So Called Friend

    I can be having a wonderful ay and she  has to say something so negative it will cut me to the bone and tare mme down so bad i will break down and cry then when she found out she hurt me she will give a half axS  well iam sorry i didnt know your were so sentive .
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2010

    And Surrounded Myself With Positives

    I finally managed to avoid negative people, or if i already can't avoid them i don't let them influence on me.I started surrounding myself with positive people, with people who make me feel good and who are positive, with those i can trust, i can talk about, those who know that...
    misunderztood misunderztood
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2011

    Not In My World

    I feel that it is very important not to contaminate ourselves with the negativity of others. I avoid negative people if I possibly can for this reason.If I must deal with someone who is spewing their negative philosophies in my direction I try my best to smile and take care of...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    58 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    They're depressing as their negative energies

    can rub off on you. Self preservation.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    May 26, 2015

    Insecure People Can Be Dangerous

    I have to say I have had some negative experiences in my life however I like to look at the postive outcome of it. I have come from a toxic family, the family I have know are not we are postive and look for the postive. I didnt realise that sometimes that can make you are...
    elemental elemental
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2009
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