24 May Dealing with difficult people – the Wet Blanket

This person displays negative, pessimistic and depressingly dreary behaviour.  They are quick to point out why something won’t work but unlikely to offer any positive suggestions.

Tactics: Try to focus them on the things they and the group can do and have achieved.  Give them some glory to bask in to make their thoughts turn towards the positive.  Don’t let them infect others at the meeting – use your body language and call the behaviour if you must.