Do You Believe: Negative Attitudes are Contagious?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
October 28, 2008 4:38am CST
I do, although not all the time. I have been into different organizations and I observe that some negative attitujdes of hard t0 please individuals sometimes contaminate others who were then very fine before such interactions. I also observe that this people got 'infected' because of either influence, peer pressure or the necessity to belong to a group or someone. It's so sad to see beautiful souls get infected by rough, harsh, mean, and unreasonable beings.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes, they are. If people see enough individuals take part in such a behavior then they just think that it's okay. If people see someone successful and powerful through these negative attitudes, then they just might try and engage in such attitude. Also, I really don't like to be around someone who is always pouting and miserable all the time because it dampens my spirit too. So if I feel that I'm that pouting and miserable, then I try to keep myself out of the public as I don't want to spread such negativity. Thanks, mjmlagat!
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
You're Welcome SaintAnne and Thank You,too for the response. Yes, I agree with you; these types of personality should be avoided-- they are vexation to the spirit. Take care and happy posting my friend!
• China
28 Oct 08
Yup,it is so sad for it!Thanks for your discussion!!
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
You're welcome. Thank you, too for the response!
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I do. It rubs off so easily. I think we can see that from Wall Street all the way to the attitudes in our home. It influences all of us.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Thanks for the time to response my discussion! Have a great day!
• India
28 Oct 08
Hi I think negative attitudes are contagious. If negative attitude is strong enough to create a negative environment, certainly it'll affect all others. Environment plays an important role in shaping our minds. But I would like to hope that there must be someone who would lead to change the negative environment. If negative attitude is contagious, i believe positive attitude too is contagious. But if an organization, is filled with negative vibes, it's a very difficult situation.