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Negative People are bad for you

Kathy Sierra has a very interesting post at her library blog “Creating Passionate Users”.posting goes through why Angry/negative people can be bad for your brain.
It articulates well some stuff I’ve always thought. There are those people who have great critical thinking skills and build on good ideas. And then there are those people who look like they’re using critical thinking for a while and then you just realize they’re mostly just adding criticism without any real support for undertsanding how to move forward. I call these folks black holes since they can suck the energy out of a project, bit by bit.
Anyway, it’s worth a read and it’s too deep to summarize here. It says a lot to the principles and dynamics of teams.
Stephen

Posted on: April 19, 2006, 5:49 am Category: Uncategorized