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Can you have positive anger?

There are many types of people in this world. However, today, and for the purpose of this article, I am going to put everyone into either the ‘positive’ type or the ‘negative’ type.

Which one would you naturally fit into?

Which one would your friends say you would naturally fit into?

What about your family, what would they say?

The answer to this question could be different to your own!

I know individuals who fit into both types.

The ‘negative’ type is often their own worst enemy, especially when they allow their negative feelings to stop them achieving their goals.

They focus only on the negative outcomes that could potentially result.

In other situations they allow their anger to cloud their judgment. It’s almost as if they love a good moan, love getting upset and love an argument.

Some say opposites attract but when it comes to positive and negative type of people I don’t think that is true.

Positive people tend to mix with other positive and optimistic people, and of course negative people cluster together like cattle.

So what’s the difference?

The difference between the two groups is that the optimistic ones tend to simply stroll through life knowing that whatever challenges they encounter they will quickly and easily overcome them.

The negative type will always look for the bad in things and struggle through life and blame others for their own failings.

I used to run an IT department and when someone rang the IT Helpdesk, you could immediately tell what type of person they are – positive or negative.

The positive person would be cheerful and courteous even though they had a problem. They would work with the Helpdesk Analyst and resolve the issue.

The negative individual with the same problem would ring up frustrated, angry and launch into abusing the product or service. While the support staff attempts to help the customer, they quickly become frustrated at the customer’s refusal to provide the needed information.

The customer insists upon escalating problem to a supervisor or manager where the abuse continues. After 30 minutes of arguing with various supervisors and managers and with no resolution in sight, hangs up.

Positive people have less stress than negative people and they tend not to worry as much. They understand that things happen, more importantly they also understand that a solution will be found. Their aim is to simply resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The negative person just loves the argument, the moaning and loves saying, “I told you so” when things turn out wrong.

Those who think positively and optimistically are far more likely to be successful in both their business and personal lives. They can’t help but know that everything is going to work out the way they expect it to, if not even better.

Those who think negatively are far more likely to struggle. They think things are just not worth doing and not worth the effort because “it won’t work” or “that will never happen”.

Which type are you?

Do you like being around negative or positive people.

Share your thoughts.

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  1. Well, everything above said is obviously true. And I would absolutely underline that positivity makes life not only lighter, but helps to improve difficult social interaction. However, the interesting question is why evolution has come up with something like the capability of humans to produce negative moods. It looks like negative, depressive moods facilitate some form of critical learning. Studies showed, that in condition of negative mood people are more alert and memorize more details of what is going on around them, than the ones in a state of good mood. So bad mood (or even depression) might have a function of facilitating problem-solving. So maybe it is not about absolute positivity but about being able to actively come out of negativity once it has fulfilled its purpose.

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