How negative behaviours can make the strongest employees

Working with someone who has a negative outlook can be taxing. Maybe they’re pessimistic, regularly complaining about clients and workloads. They might nit-pick, criticising and questioning details which seemingly have no real impact on the bigger picture.

Or they may be direct and confrontational, seemingly putting down every idea that comes their way.

We’ve all worked with people like this, and we know how uncomfortable it can be to have them casting doubt and negativity over the team. As a result of this discomfort we tend to avoid or move away. Instead, we’re naturally drawn to people who exhibit what we deem to be socially desirable characteristics, such as enthusiasm, cheerfulness and spontaneity.

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