How to deal with negative people?
October 10, 2017 12:10pm CST
Today I was waiting in the queue of a bank to make a payment, and in front of me was a man (he should be about 55/60 years old) talking on his cell phone and all he could talk about was complaints and more complaints. I was wondered at that moment: "How can anyone live like this?" How would you deal with that?
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• Pleasant Hill, California
I ten to "intellectualize." I might say, "Well, it could be that he was just trying to sell you something. But he could reeally believe in the product." Or whatever. I prefer being around solution-oriented people than complainers. If the complaining is chronic, I move away.
I guess it all depends on the what the person is talking about. I usually don't say anything unless they ask for advice but I just leave them alone since we can all have some downsides as well. Like this person, what was he saying, maybe he was frustrated about something like a late payment, or maybe he was stress because they messed up on a check or something lol...who knows, or maybe its something the bank did and they don't want to do anything about it that makes him want to tell them in person. Lol, I've had those problems before because when it comes to money and having to return it, its a lag to convince them lol.