Monday, November 20, 2017

We all know those folks. No matter the topic, they have something negative to contribute. I'm not talking about someone playing Devil's Advocate - there is a time and a place for that.

I'm talking about the the Arnold Arguers and Debbie Downers of the world. Those folks who spew vinegar in every situation when sugar would be better. I call these people toxic personalities and they are contagious. If you spend too much time around them, you find yourself spewing vinegar when you least expect it and often when it will do the most damage. Damage to those closest to you.

So after spending time with someone who makes you feel incompetent, depressed, generally negative about things - take time to evaluate the relationship. See if there is something you can do to help that person be less negative.

If not, maybe it's time to bail. Find friends who lift you, not ones who pull you down. Get marriage counseling. Seek a new job or maybe a new career. Do what you can to keep the positive in your life!

Ciao for now!


  1. Yup, learned that lesson many years ago. That's why I have a SECOND husband. Good message.

  2. Not always easy to follow, but important for mental & emotional health.


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