Bitterness can be compared to anything that either repulses you or affects you in a way that would have you be turned off and remove yourself. It's a negativity like non other. Maybe there is an explanation or reason for it but, no one should have to endure someone else's pain because they need to lash out or because "they are hurting". You can identify bitterness through the way someone speaks with you, interacts as well as treats you. Once negativity resides in the realm of that interaction for absolutely no reason, be sure that bitterness is nearby. My suggestion is to remove yourself regardless of who the person is because bitterness is contagious, just like any other positive or negative energy you entertain.
Vonda G. Nelson
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