The power of the pessimist

Self-development author Richard Templar on how to use negative people to get ahead

I always used to find negative people irritating. I’m not that way inclined myself – more likely to be the fool that rushes in, than to look for reasons not to do something. To me, negative people were pessimistic, depressing, disruptive and destructive. Couldn’t see the point of them.

Then I worked in an organisation that relied on constantly bringing new...

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