I love that Saturday Night Live Skit! Rachel Dratch personifies that one person we all know who brings the level of a conversation down by offering the latest morose and depressing news. I've been that person. I've been Debbie Downer so many times!
In my TedxFayetteville talk I discuss the need to be authentic. I was surprised, after my talk, by how many people approached me and wanted to know what to do because "they were kind of depressing" if they were authentic. Here are my thoughts on the matter.