11 Recurring Problems That Are A Sign You Give Off Negative Energy

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If bad luck and annoying problems seem to follow wherever you go, it might be a sign you're giving off negative energy. Whether it's ongoing issues at work, relationship woes, or other toxic situations, these things are often due to — or, at the very least, made worse by — negativity and pessimism.

But the good news is, being aware of it can turn things around for the better. "If someone is noticing a pattern of negativity in their relationships and interactions with others, it is most likely because of their own attitude and actions," Dr. Sal Raichbach, PsyD, LCSW, of Ambrosia Treatment Center, tells Bustle. "Being aware of a problem within yourself is a crucial step to changing it."

That awareness can also help you uncover the cause of your negative energy — because there's always a cause. "If a person is aware that their negativity is causing problems, they should try to identify the root of that negativity, whether it be self-esteem issues, depression, or misdirected anger," Dr. Raichbach says. "Self-care tools, like meditation, journaling, or reciting positive affirmations are always beneficial, but if the negativity is deep-seeded or caused by an underlying mental health issue, therapy is the best option."

Here are a few problems that might happen more often for someone who's negative, pessimistic, or giving off "bad vibes," according to experts.