Three Tips for Dealing with Difficult People


1) Remember that most of the reason they are upset with you is not personal. Even though you may have a part in what is happening for them, their state of mind is what determines their behavior and their words. Their own thoughts are creating a version of you that is inaccurate. It is not you.

2) If you think you deserve to be slighted you will be. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” said Eleanor Roosevelt. Don't let another person dictate your self-esteem.

3) Feeling disliked stings. It is hard to not to want to retaliate when someone seems to be deliberately trying to hurt you! Do your best to not respond if you are emotionally reeling from a verbal attack, a nasty silence or a show of contempt. Give both yourself and the other person time to back down before moving on to solving an issue between you.

Have a Great Week,

ps:  Photo taken at the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA