Dealing with Difficult People
Chances are high that you have met someone who just always got under your skin. You are not always going to like the people that are in your daily life. Whether it is someone you live with, or someone you work with, you need to know how to handle people that seem to live to make your life difficult. Here are 10 tips you can utilize when you are dealing with difficult people.
1. Accept, change, or reject. You only have three choices when it comes with working with difficult people. You can accept the situation. This means you know it will never change but it is what it is. You can attempt to change how you perceive the person that seems to be giving you so much difficulty. Perhaps, they are only annoying you because you do not understand them. You can reject the situation. If the situation with the person is really that difficult it is time to move on. Find a different way to work around that person without having a negative impact on your well-being.
2. Don’t lose emotional control. Some people live to antagonize others. They want to see how far they can go until you lose control. It is important that you remain calm and do not show them your annoyance. Eventually, they will give up and move on to a new target.
3. Think before you speak. You cannot take back words once you have already spoken them. When you say hurtful things, the feelings will linger with that person. It is best to continue to be kind to the difficult person, even when it is hard. You have to see this person every day so, you do not want to make the situation worse than it already is. This will help to break any tension before it exists.
To your success!
Dr. Trevicia Williams