Don’t Let Negative People Bring You Down: 10 Tips for Dealing with Negative People at Work

Keeping Your Cool with Toxic Coworkers

Rose Bak

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Is it me or is everyone cranky lately?

Between the pandemic, the Great Resignation, lingering economic woes, and everything else that’s bothering people, positivity seems to be in short supply.

That’s particularly evident in the workplace. Everyone I’ve talked to lately has complained about angry coworkers, people quitting out of the blue, and staff shortages.

Dealing with negative people at work can be challenging and draining. It can affect your mood, motivation, and overall productivity, even if you are a person who really likes your job.

Here are ten things to try when you have to deal with negative people at work:

  1. Stay positive: It may sound a little pollyannaish, but one of the best ways to deal with negative people is to stay positive. It’s hard, but try not to let their negativity affect you. Instead, focus on the positive aspects of…

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Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance non-fiction writer as well as the author of more than 50 books. Find Rose's books at bit.ly/AuthorRoseBak .