That sort of behavior sets off all kinds of silent alarms for me. There’s a difference between conquering the negative and flat out avoiding it/running from it. And it’s annoying when people have a serious fear of it and try to dress it up as ‘enlightenment’ or being positive, because it’s like they’re completely oblivious to how much they’re ACTUALLY contributing far more negative judgment to the world than bringing anything benevolent into it. It seems to me like they’re seeking benevolence for themselves and trying to sell it as something less selfish (primarily to themselves). I find it to stifling to be around. I think real ‘positive’ strength is when someone can be around negative affect without feeling threatened by it.
And it’s funny- people who are easily threatened by negative affect and are willing to admit to it as such don’t seem anywhere near as stifling to me. So I guess it isn't the fear that I feel averse to so much as the denial, or something.