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How negative people affect you

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How negative people affect you

If you believed that something is possible you will find yourself eager to achieve it
You will find yourself learning, taking steps and walking towards it until you reach it.

On the other hand if you believed that something is impossible you will never try to go after it and this attitude will prevent you from ever reaching it.

So what does this has to do with negative people?
Sadly lots of the impossible things in our lives are determined by friends, coworkers and family instead of our life experiences!!

Read this article to know how negative people affect you.

How negative people program our minds

I said many times before that the mind can be programmed by repetition. The reason most people fall in love with those they meet everyday is that they get programmed by them on continues basis and the reason you buy brand names is the continues programming you received though brand advertisements.

Not all programming works because for an idea to turn into a belief you have to trust the source of the idea. Now the problem is that negative people are among our friends, relatives and the most trusted people we know.

Those people don't just program us with negative ideas but they also define for us our reality, our potential and our life expectations!!

One negative person might teach you indirectly how to fear the job market by telling you a story, the other one might let you believe that you could never marry the person you love because he/she is a snob (sounds familiar already?) while a third person might teach you indirectly how to fear taking risks.

Those people never talk about these beliefs directly but instead they tell true stories that prove these beliefs true and that's why you always believe them.

How to prevent negative people from affecting you

Here is how to prevent negative people from affecting you:

    Warn them and if they didn't stop avoid them: Some people can be very depressing. They keep putting everyone down without noticing that they are doing so. You must let those negative people become aware of their actions. Warn them about the dangers and if they refused to stop then reduce the time you spend with them because whether you want or not you will be negatively affected by them
  • Challenge their arguments: Don't accept anything you hear especially if it was negative, instead, challenge their arguments and ask them for solid proofs and when they tell you one of their stories tell them that one story can never be the foundation of a solid belief and that you need more evidence
  • Everyone talks about his own beliefs then claim that this is how the world works: Most people will try to protect their egos by blaming others for their faults. If a girl rejected a guy he might say that she is a snob instead of saying that he did something wrong. According to his skills and qualities that's the best that he can but who said that both of you are similar? We are all different and if someone failed to do something then this doesn't mean that you can't do it

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