How do you react when you’re treated badly or disrespected by colleagues, friends or the general public?
How about when you meet wait staff at a restaurant or cafe, or servers at the supermarket and they don’t greet you with the warm, friendly tone one might come to expect?
Do you work with people who appear to vibrate on a lower level to you?
Sometimes you meet a downright fool.
Funnily enough, in a lot of workplaces, respect is listed as a company “value”. Yet some people within the company treat colleagues and customers without respect.
It leads me to think “What is wrong with them? Why do they have to be that way?”
Why can’t people just be respectful and nice to other people all the time?
When it comes to the workplace this is just simply not the case.
Some people aren’t as uppity and bubbly as others. Some just don’t like to smile; some are always negative. Something is always going wrong.
And sometimes people can be going through rough times, but sometimes it’s their disposition. Negativity attracts negativity.
As a positive extrovert, it’s hard not to take these types of behaviour personally.
But the truth is, these people have as much of a right to be negative and a Debbie Downer as positive and perpetually happy people have to be just that.
There is not right or wrong.
The best thing we can do in these is to not let these instances take up real estate in our minds.
Another tactic is to be grateful that you are you.
You are not them.
They have to live with it – you don’t.
Release the negative impact it has on you, and keep your posture and head held high and most of all your authenticity and integrity.
I’d love to know about you – whether you’re a positive or a negative person and how you respond to unpleasant encounters. Does it bother you?
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