Energy is all around us. We don’t see it but we feel it as it has an effect on us. There are just two forms of energy. One is positive and the other one is negative.
One time, when I was near with a person who had done bad things against me and my family, I really felt the negative energy she was emitting. Not considering what she did, she really is a person of negativity. She’s known to have encountered troubles because of her terrible attitude. She easily finds faults of other people while she refuses to see her own mistakes. I think she’s a sadist because she seems to “enjoy” watching others suffer. Well, there are people who are like that in this world wherever you go. Even during the time of Jesus Christ, there were the Pharisees and Sadducees. They were the classic hypocrites who love to preach in the name of God yet they didn’t even have compassion to their fellow men.
Desiderata, a famous piece of writing, mentioned to stay away from those kind of people for they are vexation to the spirit. For me, not only they’re vexation, they are major blocks of happiness. They cause misery. But since, she’s always there, what I do is just ignore her as if she doesn’t exist.
I guess that’s what you do as well. If you can’t stay away from negative people, try to treat them as if they’re not around.