Have you ever noticed that some people refuse to see the positive aspects in any situation? You can shift the perspective of these "negaholics" by asking them open-ended questions that focus on the positive rather than the negative. Here are 4 questions to use to help people change a negative into a positive:
1. “Although we disagree on this issue, what points do we agree on?”
2. “We have discussed many disadvantages. What are a few advantages?”
3. “What would be the benefits of doing this?”
4. “Are you aware of how that sounded?”
It all comes down to asking the right questions. What other questions have you used that worked with the negaholics in your life?