Is there such a thing as "too positive"? - page 3

by TazziRN

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I am an optimist. I try to see the good and positive in all situations. I work with a crowd that seems to be the opposite and today I realized it's starting to get me down. I came in this morning and was asked a question by the... Read More


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    Now I hope I wont sound like a downer, but I see my self as an realist, but still with a positive attitude, I smile when I come to work, and I generally dont complain, but I hate working with people who are way too happy. Like over the top fake happy, I just find it plain annoying. But on the other end, I dont like working with complainers either. Im a pretty laid back person, and will only complain if something really bothers me, but otherwise, I just let it roll off my back if theres negativity.

    Cher
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    Quote from Cher1983
    Now I hope I wont sound like a downer, but I see my self as an realist, but still with a positive attitude, I smile when I come to work, and I generally dont complain, but I hate working with people who are way too happy. Like over the top fake happy, I just find it plain annoying. But on the other end, I dont like working with complainers either. Im a pretty laid back person, and will only complain if something really bothers me, but otherwise, I just let it roll off my back if theres negativity.

    Cher
    I totally agree with you on this. My example of the fake "way too happy" thing is Safeway. On the rare occasion that I have to go there at 0600 for milk because I don't have any and I need some for that mocha at home, everybody in the store is so fake perky you just know it is mandated by the powers that be. Not unlike those crappy little scripted things they are trying to shove down our throats too. Don't they know that most of the general public KNOW when you are saying something you are told to say instead of saying it because you genuinely feel it?

    Back to Safeway: I would think that at least one of those people would be able to "read" my body language and realize that I do not want to make conversation and that I am not particularly awake just yet, or even happy about being there. Just take my money, give me the milk and we'll all be better off.
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    Quote from Cher1983
    I hate working with people who are way too happy. Like over the top fake happy, I just find it plain annoying.
    Cher
    I'm like you. I'm not smiling all the time and I'm not perky. I'm just optimistic and try to see the positive in everything/everyone.



    Back to Safeway: I would think that at least one of those people would be able to "read" my body language and realize that I do not want to make conversation and that I am not particularly awake just yet, or even happy about being there. Just take my money, give me the milk and we'll all be better off.
    One of the reasons I don't shop Safeway unless I have no choice. My hubs and son work for another grocery chain. My daughter works for Safeway in another town because it's the only chain there. She hates it and wishes that the guys' chain had a store in her town.
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    Quote from Cher1983
    Now I hope I wont sound like a downer, but I see my self as an realist, but still with a positive attitude, I smile when I come to work, and I generally dont complain, but I hate working with people who are way too happy. Like over the top fake happy, I just find it plain annoying. But on the other end, I dont like working with complainers either. Im a pretty laid back person, and will only complain if something really bothers me, but otherwise, I just let it roll off my back if theres negativity.

    Cher
    You just described me in a nutshell. I almost hate to admit it, but shiney happy over the top giggly happy people annoy me, but it's true. The opposite end of the spectrum annoys me too.

    I compalin when it's something that needs change and I have the power to change. Whining and complaining by nature isn't me and I'm very laid back.
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    YES!!! Tweety, you just described me to a "T"!!
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    Quote from tntrn
    I totally agree with you on this. My example of the fake "way too happy" thing is Safeway. On the rare occasion that I have to go there at 0600 for milk because I don't have any and I need some for that mocha at home, everybody in the store is so fake perky you just know it is mandated by the powers that be. Not unlike those crappy little scripted things they are trying to shove down our throats too. Don't they know that most of the general public KNOW when you are saying something you are told to say instead of saying it because you genuinely feel it?

    Back to Safeway: I would think that at least one of those people would be able to "read" my body language and realize that I do not want to make conversation and that I am not particularly awake just yet, or even happy about being there. Just take my money, give me the milk and we'll all be better off.
    You want that then you need to go shopping in a UK supermarket/store!! They'll quite happily ignore you - even if you do actually want some help!
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    Quote from TazziRN
    YES!!! Tweety, you just described me to a "T"!!

    A shiney happy people I suppose???

    Just don't walk up to me with a big stupid grin and your face and say "SMILE!!!" and I'll let you live. Otherwise you die.

    Actually, I know how to have fun, but I'm not too bubbly giggly about it.
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    I don't know if this is inflammatory to you or not...or my statement is inflammatory to other readers...anyhow, if it were inflammatory in nature...this would be removed anyway....talking about my Constitutional Rights!
    My answer to you is this....you are trying to do the impossible. You are trying to change other people according to your owe experience...if things are going your way...I don't think it is big deal. But that is not alway the case, and you are making yourself "suffering."
    Life is short! While you still can...enjoy it!!!
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    Quote from Tweety
    A shiney happy people I suppose???

    Just don't walk up to me with a big stupid grin and your face and say "SMILE!!!" and I'll let you live. Otherwise you die.

    Actually, I know how to have fun, but I'm not too bubbly giggly about it.
    No, no, no!!! I mean I'm the way you describe yourself....not bubbly, very laid back, hate complainers.
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    Quote from chuck1234
    I don't know if this is inflammatory to you or not...or my statement is inflammatory to other readers...anyhow, if it were inflammatory in nature...this would be removed anyway....talking about my Constitutional Rights!
    My answer to you is this....you are trying to do the impossible. You are trying to change other people according to your owe experience...if things are going your way...I don't think it is big deal. But that is not alway the case, and you are making yourself "suffering."
    Life is short! While you still can...enjoy it!!!
    When did I say I was trying to change anyone? I'm just tired of it. I can't change anyone else, so when the complaining gets to be too much for me, I remove myself from the conversation. The day I wrote this I moved to the other end of the desk and picked up a book and recouped for a while. The rest of the day was fine.


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