We enter relationships with the best of intentions. It doesn’t matter if it is a work, social, or even a romantic relationship. Our behaviors can be productive or not helpful. A Pathologically Positive person wants to make the most of all their relationships so let’s examine a pattern of negative behaviors that will cause any relationship to implode so we know what not to do.
How does self-destruction happen in a relationship? We can boil it down to four words: Criticism, Negativity, Selfishness and Disrespect.
Criticism doesn’t even have to be real or intended, as long as it is felt, it works to damage our relationships.
Negativity is tied to criticism. Negativity is manifested by complaining and complaining is focused on yourself, not the other person, which leads us to our next step, selfishness.
Selfishness is when we turn all our attention inward. We are concerned with how we feel and not with how others are feeling or what they are experiencing.
Criticism, Negativity, and Selfishness are all summarized by the element of disrespect. Disrespect at any level is a hate choice and hate will cause a relationship to implode faster than anything else.
Watch this YouTube video and I will share how to turn each of these four self-destructive traits into positivity. You can make your relationships and more meaningful than ever.
Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t to build Pathologically Positive relationships.
“The best apology is changed behavior.” ~Unknown