Posted by: kerrywills | April 7, 2017

Avoid the Dementors


In the Harry Potter series, the Dementors are evil creatures. The definition is below (credit):

Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them… Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself… soulless and evil. You will be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.

These are pretty scary in the movies…and even scarier when you realize there are people at work who are also highly negative and attempt to suck the life and happiness out of everyone in the room as well. Generally these people are ‘toxic’ to those around them and it is very hard to work with them. In the movies, the Patronus charm stops them but in real life it is not that easy to just cast a spell and we can not choose to avoid them since we probably have to work with them. We can try to counteract their negativity through optimism, focusing on facts, steering away from blame and not responding to their outbursts in a similar manner. Do others have any magic that works on them?

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