Can you change a negative person into a positive person?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
May 23, 2007 6:51am CST
I have tried but with no luck. I hate hearing all the negatives even though I wouldn't say I am a person that never sees the bad part of things. I just try to see a more postitive way of dealing with things or how I say things. I really don't like hearing negative thoughts from people all the time. How can you change a person that is always negative into seeing things in a more positive matter? Is it even possible to change that in a person? I sure hope there is a way I am counting on you all to show me the light at the end of the tunnel!!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
It is hard to change someone's way of thinking.....I guess the only thing you could do is keep giving them positive suggestions and thoughts until they start to change themselves.....it won't happen over night,and it will take a long time and a lot of patience but I think if you could change someone's negative energy to positive,it would all be worth it in the end.....
• United States
26 May 07
No I sure can't. I just retired from the army and had to work with a lot of negative people of all walks of life and it's hard to be around them not alone work with them day after day. I find that when I'm positive around them or have them be the leader in what they're trained in makes things run smoother and we'd win some competitions.
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
23 May 07
I really don't think that you can change someone until they are ready to change themselves. It would be nice if everyone had a positive attitude but then it would be nice if we had world peace. Everyone is different and they look at things in a different way. Its not always they way they we would like for them to see things but we shoould be able to respect what that person wants. Everyone is unque in their own way.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 May 07
Misery loves company. I've tried the same thing without success. In many cases I have had to leave that person behind. I live with a positive attitude and don't like listening to the constant whining, so my choice was to either let them bring me down or move on.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
23 May 07
While I do think it is possible, I think you have to have a very strong personality that does not waver to the negative... it can show, by example, how to be thoughtful and cheerful. For most of us I fear that there is a danger of the negative personality influencing us more than the other way around.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
23 May 07
The best way is you .you live in a positive way,being vibrant plenty of health ,helping lot of people getting out of trouble solve people problems societies problems ,try to escape those who are addicted to things help them.then seeing u r energy and enthusiasam and how others care about you will automatically chage your frien. or tell him do some breathtng exercise or any exercise and have a positive food give eat him with plenty of frutis and veg this will do the air and food will automatically change his thinkin patterrn these are creeative foods which will give creative energy to people. i hope these two work .all the best.