What is the difference between positive and negative people? Negative people do and think bad things, if you hang out with those types of people then you will get influenced by them. On the other hand positive people will influence you but for good not bad. Let's say that your having a bad day, negative people will make you think negative instead of positive which isn't good; positive people will tell you good things that will make you feel better. Positive people live happier lives than negative people do because they have less drama and problems. Hanging out with positive people will make your life easier. Negative people are usually not so happy people because of all the negativity in their lives. In my expierence being around negative people only brings you down. I had a few friends that were no good and when I hanged out with them I wasn't as happy as with my positive friends. My positive friends were always happy and with no drama unlike my other friends. I cut all the bad friends out of my life.Now I'm just trying to surround myself with positive people which makes me feel happy. Positve people are better friends,they will be by your side always and if your having a bad day or something they will try to put postive ideas into your mind which will help you feel better.