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2013-05-10 09:46:19
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How to Say NO to Negativity as a Salt Lake Realtor



Do you work with someone who loves to complain or undermine other coworkers? This kind of behavior can affect you if you're not careful. Free yourself from the negaivity of others and keep yor productivity intact with these strategies.

Acknowledge the problem, but don't fuel the fire. If someone is complaining, they may simply need to know someone hears them. Recognize their feelings by saying something such as ' I understand how hard that must be for you,' or 'I'm sorry that happened.' However, keep the conversation brief, or steer it toward more positive topics.

Use 'I' statements. Tell the peson that his or her words bother you and that you'd like to stop the discussion, but avoid placing blame or offending the person. Start every sentence with 'I' instead of 'you.' For example 'I feel uncomfortable when you criticize my ideas in front of others,' or ' I appreciate your advice, but I can handle this on my own.'

Walk away. Sometimes the best way to deal with negative people is simply to ignore them. Find a project to focus on, take a walk, or put in earphones (if allowed) to escape the negative behavior or talk. Many people who act negatively seek attention. if you withdraw your interest and don't respond, the person may stop acting negatively around you.

 

 

 

 

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