A List of Negativity Tells

You project your attitude. You project your deepest beliefs. Even when you don’t think you are doing so, you have “tells” that completely give you away. Your negativity “tells” inform people who you are even when you aren’t aware of what you are projecting.

Cynicism is a dangerous form of negativity. When you are a cynic, when you believe that no one can be doing anything for any noble reason, you project that you are negative. It’s a surefire tell.

Making snarky comments about other people is a negativity tell.

Judging other people is another tell. When you talk about other people, when you judge them, you are practicing negativity. This is never more true than when you do so behind that person’s back.

Oh, so you’re a critic. You point out what is wrong with everything and everyone, no matter how insignificant, and no matter how unimportant. That’s your tell. That’s how you identify you’re negative.

Assuming bad intentions is a tell. When you believe everyone is acting out of malice, you are involved in a dangerous, happiness-crushing form of negativity. Their intentions are unknown to you, and it’s more likely that are acting from good intentions, and if not, from fear.

Being scarcity minded, another sure tell. The infection that makes you believe that there is not enough is negativity, especially in a universe that is abundant. If you focus on there not being enough, then that is surely what you will manifest, even if that manifestation is self-fulfilling negativity.

Look, you’re not the Devil’s advocate. You’re just being negative by pointing out anything and everything that might go wrong. If you weren’t negative, you’d be working on how to make ideas work, not shoot them down.

In case you don’t know. Now you know.

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