When You Meet A Negative Person

When confronted with a negative person, the best thing to do is to stay calm and try to understand why they are feeling down. Ask them questions in a compassionate way that shows you care and want to help if possible. Showing empathy can help build trust and they may be more willing to open up about what is making them feel this way. Resist the urge to join in on their negativity, as it will only make matters worse for both of you. Instead, practice positive reinforcement by expressing your support for them and offering encouraging words. Letting them know that you are there for them can often be enough to put things into perspective so they don’t spiral down further into despair. If necessary, suggest helpful solutions that could potentially improve the situation. However, don’t push it if they aren’t open to advice – just let them know that you are there for them whenever they need it. Lastly, remember to practice self-care afterwards so that their negative energy doesn’t rub off on you. Be mindful of your own wellbeing and take a break from the conversation if needed.