19 Common Traits of Negative People

Remaining positive in a tough situation can be difficult, but the outlook you choose to have can affect every aspect of your life. Positive and negative people have very different attitudes, thoughts and ways of dealing with their circumstances.

To keep negative energy out of your life, be on the lookout for these common traits of negative people:

1. Pessimism – Negative people always see the glass as half empty. They focus on the downside to every future decision in life not only for themselves but also for others.

2. Doubt – Negative people are filled with doubts that hold them back from achieving anything worthwhile in life.

3. Fear – Negative people are afraid to take risks, fear change, fear people, fear new opportunities, fear marriage, etc.

4. Constant Worry – Negative people are constantly stressed. They worry about every possible negative outcome.

5. Gossip – Negative people incessantly gossip about others and never in a good way.

6. Deceit – Negative people are deceitful. They seek to separate you from your money, possessions, and relationships.

7. Uncontrolled Anger – Negative people get angry quickly and often.

8. Complaining – Negative people complain about everything, everybody, and life in general.

9. Criticism – Negative people are constantly criticizing everything about themselves, the government, the economy, their bosses or supervisors, other workers, their spouse, friends, family, etc.

10. Envy – Negative people envy what others have. They are not grateful for what they have. They are jealous and bitter about the lives of others.

11. Condemnation – Negative people condemn, put down and belittle others.

12. Selfishness – Negative people put themselves first and everyone else last.

13. Cheap – Because negative people see the world through the lens of scarcity and not abundance, they hold on to their money and possessions. They are not charitable-minded or generous.

14. Blame – Negative people blame their problems on others. They do not take individual responsibility for their lives. They see themselves as victims.

15. Unapologetic – Negative people never apologize for any actions that hurt others.

16. Avoid Criticism – Negative people do not like to be criticized by others. They will go out of their way to avoid seeking feedback.

17. Know-It-Alls – Negative people are know-it-alls. They come off as conceited and egotistical. They think they are always right.

18. Lack of Compassion – Negative people lack compassion for others.

19. Avoid Change – Negative people avoid change. They stay within their comfort zones and never grow as individuals.

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Difference between a Guru and a Teacher!

1. A teacher takes responsibility for your growth.
A Guru makes you responsible for your growth.

2.A teacher gives you things you do not have and require.

A Guru takes away things you have and do not require.

3. A teacher answers your questions.

A Guru questions your answers.

4. A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil.

A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil.

5. A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey.

A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey.

6. A teacher is a guide on the path.

A Guru is a pointer to the way.

7. A teacher sends you on the road to success.

A Guru sends you on the road to freedom.

8. A teacher explains the world and its nature to you.

A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you.

9. A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego.

A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego.

10. A teacher instructs you.

A Guru constructs you.

11. A teacher sharpens your mind.

A Guru opens your mind.

12. A teacher reaches your mind.

A Guru touches your spirit.

13. A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems.

A Guru shows you how to resolve issues.

14. A teacher is a systematic thinker.

A Guru is a lateral thinker.

15. One can always find a teacher.

But a Guru has to find and accept you.

16. A teacher leads you by the hand.

A Guru leads you by example.

17. When a teacher finishes with you, you celebrate.

When a Guru finishes with you, life celebrates.

Let us honor both, the teachers and the Guru in our lives. 🙏