Negative human emotions such as anger, suspicion, fear, etc. can actually debilitate powerful positive emotions of love, joy, happiness, and higher mind from another individual. If by chance the positive emotional state is the strongest, it won't be completely drained, especially if the individual consciously maintains this positive state of mind on a daily basis. It has become a shield and therefore acts as a reflector of sorts.
Living in the highest principles of positive emotions will produce an invisible form of magnetic attractions to whatever it is that we focus our attention on. Developing our concentration increases our will power and merging with our highest degree of integrity, kindness, and love, we create a powerful force. This energy flow will attract to yourself whatever you need or desire in your life on its own.
Every kind of success that you feel inwardly produces a material success in your life. The same goes for negative emotions of failure that you feel within yourself produces material failure in your life.
This is why keeping stock of your mental attitude is most important while working in any area of the paranormal due to the multitudinous phases of emotions associated to phenomena.
Although the private sector of old fashioned paranormal research has declined over the past couple decades, an influx of paranormal events has increased. The field itself is integrating technology and transforming itself into a media of limelight attention.
We are often bombarded with negative energies from both the physical and non physical dimensions. If you find yourself faced with such negative influences, here are a few helpful suggestions that I have used that have actually worked in my life that I am happy to share with you.
1. If the influences you are experiencing is unsolicited then put your earphones on and listen to your favorite uplifting music. It doesn't matter what is going on because the minute you started tuning them out is when you have purged them from your energy field.
2. In some cases, we know beforehand that we are entering an area where benevolent forces has manifested. In these incidences the best way to protect yourself is to harmonize the higher positive energies that you live in. Meditate on this before you enter the area. Once you reach that higher state of awareness, consciously emanate those energies.
3. Intelligences on both realms of existence basically function on one of two modes. One is passive and giving. The other is aggressive and taking. Understanding both these energies and aligning yourself with the passive, giving mode will give you an edge and less affected by influence, positive or negative.
4. Your spiritual beliefs and practice is essential tools to help you maintain a good balance no matter what avenue you take in your profession. Try to radiate those spiritual qualities wherever you go and surround yourself, expanding your energy field with the positive.
Some of this is a "ho hum" reaction from mainstream paranormal researchers. However, keep in mind that researchers have been trained in methods of the sciences.