(Closed) Negative Nancy

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You call them Negative Nancies, I call them “realists” lol. But i agree they’re quite the party pooper sometimes =]

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Totally, I hate these people! It makes me think of humper from Bambi “if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all” I have no Idea why they feel the need ot interject their negativity… I really just try to avoid convos. Unfortunately one of the Downer Debbies in my life is my mother so I can only ignore her for so long…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss_Pura Vida: lolol @ “humper” instead of “Thumper” ^_^

yeah, i try not to talk about wedding stuff at work just in case (says the girl lurking WB). keep doing all the little details though! anything i’m putting together is because i think it looks cool, i’m not doing it on the guests’ behalf. πŸ˜› if they don’t notice the details, i won’t boo hoo over it.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

One of my DH’s bff’s is so negative all the time! Everything you say he has something bad to say! Like you can can say ohh I got a promotion at work today.. his response…. ohhh well that would never happen to me blah blah blah, and he goes on and on about how he doesn’t have a gf…. well if you only sit in your house, and then when you do go out in public and you flip out on people no wonder why you don’t have a gf!

We just laugh now and when he starts to act like that we both just start joking about how the world is out to get him and so on, he eventually catches on and snaps out of it!

I generally jut try to avoid really negative people, I understand the difference between being a realist and just plain negative all the time! I generally a happy person, so when people around me constantly are saying negative things all the time it bothers me. Esp. when people just nit pick about things! I have one friend who I love dearly but she will seriously in the middle of a dinner out with friends, say “omg stop! the part on your hair is messed up and you should really go fix it” I’m always like wtf! Really one tiny peice of hair moved to the other side of my part, I don’t care! I would rather enjoy my dinner then rush to the bathroom to fix something that will probably happen again in 2 minutes!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I have worked with a lady like this for the past nine years and have decided that some people just like to complain.  I usually come back at Negative Nancy’s comments with a positive and it typically shuts her up.  I think my sunny disposition is slightly rubbing off on her too.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

People will take notice, and even if they don’t who cares?  Your wedding is going to be beautiful and you will remember! πŸ™‚

As for the debbie downer’s and neg nancy’s, ignore them! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had a Bridesmaid or Best Man like this, haha! I love her, but she’s so darned negative all the time. And also a know-it-all on top of that. She definitely took some getting used to, but I’ve learned how to be that necessary ray of sunshine in her life!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a close relative like this. I showed her my engagement pictures, and she didn’t say a single nice thing about them, but she did point out that I looked drunk in one of the pictures (I have small eyes and they tend to close when I smile).

I think avoidance is key, lol, along with setting your expectations lower for that person. Some people will never, ever be happy in life, and they’ll never be able to be happy for those around them.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Future Mother-In-Law is the biggest Debbie Downer I’ve ever met.  I also work with a ton of really negative people.  The bad thing about negativity is that it is SO contagious.  I typically try to ignore the negativity as much a I can, or try to put a positive spin on things.  I figure eventually these people will get annoyed with my positivity and leave me alone πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I just roll my eyes and keep it moving. At some point, you figure out to talk to those kinds of people very sparingly…and only about certain things.

Post # 14
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

When I come across these people, I just feel grateful that my outlook on life is so much more positive, and as a result, I’m probably a little happier overall. πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@jo.lee: I’m sorry but the example you gave really cracked me up. Drunk??

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bRooklynRocks: Yeah :P. He’s lifting me and my relative said that it just looks like I passed out drunk and he had to carry me home. She also said that the pose would have only worked with my “photogenic” other relative, who happens to be a size 0. I’m so not looking forward to the holidays.

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