Someone offers a suggestion. That is shot down. Another person suggests something else. That is shot down. Then a whole list of other problems or other reasons nothing will work comes tumbling out of their mouth.
These are the Problems for Every Solution people. Whether they enjoy the attention having an ‘unsolvable’ problem will bring them, or they are so caught up in the drama they don’t realize they are shooting down perfectly good offers, they can be a massive drain of energy.
Run, don’t walk away from them! They are perhaps very lovely people with a lot to offer, but this character trait not only doesn’t serve them, but it also won’t serve you. Anyone that attempts to help you with a problem in their presence will find them offering reasons why it won’t work and somehow drawing all the attention back to them and their issues.