We’re all social creatures—at least to some extent.
But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be selectively social.
As it turns out, your level of happiness in life can be greatly affected by the people around you.
When you spend more time around happy people, you’re going to be a happier person.
But by contrast, when you spend time around negative people, you’re likely going to become a more negative person.
In this post, we’re going to dive in deep, and talk about 5 specific incidences where this can happen.
This post is going to explain 5 reasons for why you should avoid negative people, and seek to add more positivity to your life and inner-circle instead.
Let’s dive into it.
1. They’re Naysayers
Negative people tend to be naysayers.
They tend to look at the world with a ‘glass half empty’ sort of mentality.
This is one of the main reasons to avoid negative people.
As a positive person, you can’t afford to have people holding you back and ‘naysaying’ things that you’re trying to accomplish in your life.
For this reason, it’s always better to leave the naysayers behind—even if that means moving forward alone.
2. They Drag Down Your Mood
Your positive mood and state of mind is going to be essential in helping you to achieve success in life.
But negative people have an uncanny talent for dragging down good moods.
Because negativity is a lot more contagious than joy and hopefulness.
And odds are good that if your positivity continues to clash with their negativity—you’re just going to end up feeling negative in the end.
3. They Zap Your Happiness Away
Happiness is a valuable resource.
We should cherish it and safeguard it.
We live in a world where a lot of people end up feeling depressed, anxious, unhappy, etc.
And there’s a good reason for it.
We live in a world that’s literally bombarded by negativity on a daily basis.
Negative people will zap away your happiness.
So it’s imperative that you maintain distance from this negativity.
You can’t afford to have your happiness dissipated or ‘zapped’ by negative people.
4. They’ll Make You Feel Hopeless
Negative people have a way of making you feel hopeless.
They do this with their ‘glass half empty’ mentality.
They’re far more likely to see despair and misery than happiness and hope.
For this reason, maintaining distance from negative people is highly advisable.
5. They’re A Black Hole Of Emotional Effort
Sometimes, you might be tempted to spread your positivity to help people who seem to be stuck in a negative state of mind.
But here’s the thing.
A lot of negative people are just inherently negative because of their mindset.
And this makes them ‘black holes’ of emotional effort.
People like this will suck up all of the ‘good’ you try to give them, and only return it with sadness, despair, despondency, etc.
This is a losing battle, and it won’t be good for you.
For best results, cut ties and move on. Whenever you deal with negative people, there’s a good chance that their negative energy is going to rub off on you and affect you far more than you can affect them.