There are three people that I have encountered in my life that I shouldn’t be dealing with. These are the people that suck the life out of the good things out there. These are the people that don’t know how to have fun. These are the people that are so entrenched in the bad things that there isn’t any room for the good things to grow.
Here are the three types of people that I have encountered that are no good people in my life.
Debbie Downer: You know a Debbie Downer when you meet one. They are the kind of person that says one thing that ruins the joyful mood in the room. They’ll say something that just ruins the entire atmosphere for you and your friends.
You come home with a pair of tickets to a concert you want to go to. (Let’s say it’s to Jay-Z or something). You’re super excited and then Debbie Downer says something really negative. Something like this.
“I don’t care about Jay-Z… what I am more concerned about is the environmental damage the preparation of the concert will do to the environment.”
It’s some kind of nonsense where they will say something that totally kills the excitement and worst of all, they express some kind of opinion that nobody cares about. Out of all the responses, they are the only one that just dampens everything.
When you have good news, they’re the only person that doesn’t congratulate you. Instead they decide to tell you their opinion of something that has nothing to do with it. All this Debbie Downer does is just kill the fun. Don’t invite Debbie Downers to your party!
Negative Nancy: This kind of person shoots down every idea you have. They have no faith in your work and also continue to hold you down. A Negative Nancy doesn’t say any words of encouragement. Instead, they find every kind of fault in what you do.
Even though you were told to do a task and you do it correctly, a Negative Nancy will tell you that you did it wrong. This person will continue to make you feel like you can’t accomplish anything.
They don’t make you feel good about anything. And the only reason why I mention this is because I do know a person that does that to me all the time. Holds me down. Not a good environment to be around.
Pessimistic Patty: Optimism is not in Patty’s vocabulary. All this person does is find a way to discourage your bright ideas. They will figure out a way to tell you that hope is not there.
“Maybe we can figure out a way to get out of this situation,” you would say.
And their response.
“No. You’re already screwed. All your options are out. Even if you do find a way to make something happen, all it will end up is becoming a waste of time and you’ll end up failing.”
This Pessimistic Patty doesn’t look at the bright side of life. It’s just the negative things that surround you. There is no hope. There is no reason to believe in a good thing. Pessimistic Patty will constantly remind you that everything is downhill when things get worse.
Yeah, I deal with these people and what sucks is that these people sometimes don’t even know that they’re being so negative. It’s tough because I don’t even know how to bring it up sometimes. But maybe I can find a way to get away from these kinds of people. Don’t really need them in my life.