Dealing With Negativity (part 1)

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I’ve been reading Really Professional Internet Person by Jenn McAllister and it was very inspiring. I do have a YouTube channel but it’s kind of under construction so… yeah. I’m going to talk about the part in the book where it talks about dealing with negativity since it would help with the negative people in your life. I’m going to give some scenarios and ways you can deal with them. Most of them are in the book and you can check it out from page 60 to page 63.

1) Ignore it

In the book, Jenn talked about how she wanted to be invisible, as people laughed at her and bullyed her for being skinny. You might have heard many people say it ignore it and it will go away. The reason people might use negativity on you is because they want attention, so ignoring it will make it awkward for them and they will stop. I have tried this before and it worked. When I was in seventh grade at lunch, I was in a classroom laying out cards on the table to make sure that we had all the cards. A guy next to me was saying how we are “gambling”. We didn’t even bet with anything. He started to push some cards, messing them up. I just ignored him and put the cards back, not saying anything to him. His tone of his voice was getting weaker, like it got awkward. And he just went back to talking with his friends.

2)Block it

If this was online, there is always a simple button called “block”. And when you press it, they won’t be able to bother you anymore and you won’t cause any problems. *cough* blocking out the haters *cough* Unless you know them in real life, which that case you can…

3)Confront it

In my opinion, it isn’t really the best choice since there are people like me who doesn’t like to confront people. I always feel like it would cause more drama. It is just a simple, “Hey, I know you did this and I don’t like what you are doing. We could just simply resolve this or cause more drama,” or “I don’t know why you are doing this, is there something I can do?”

4)Don’t choose it

There are some negative people you would see in your life, and you might be friends with one of them. I don’t know why you would want to be still friends with them after they hurt you really badly. If they are the ones who force you to be friends with them, don’t. You control your own life, and you can choose who you want to be friends with. You don’t have to have a bunch of friends because they could talking behind your back. And you could’ve found friends that could be defending you without you knowing.

5)Don’t seek out

It is similar to ignoring it, but you don’t hear or see the negativity. You would feel better if you don’t look for the negativity. I don’t have much to say since Jenn doesn’t search her name so she wouldn’t see all the negativity. Just like people might be talking behind your back and you just eavesdrops so you could hear people talk bad about you.

Sources

Really Professional Internet Person by Jenn McAllister

 

This is a blog post that I will have to post for class so I’m sorry if you don’t like things being in parts and such. This is going to take a while for me to finish but I guess I could just post this first and then I could edit everything else in? Well, I will see you all very, very soon, later!(I should stop stealing this line from someone)

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