Difficult people are going to be found everywhere. Whether you’re managing them, or maybe you’re dealing with them at the local grocery store. A common question that is ask quite often is, “How do I deal with difficult people?”
Today, let’s take a look at some simple tips that you can practice, when you want to deal with someone that just gives you attitude, or just refuses to listen.
Don’t take it personally - When you’re dealing with someone difficult, they may not listen to you, throw some insults your way, or just say really stupid things. If this is the case, just let if fly over you, and not take it personally. If you’re the boss, don’t take this! In fact, fire them, because they are bringing the workplace moral down.
Don’t bother arguing - These type of people are always going to argue, or just try to form some sort of commotion. Like a child, they just want some attention. Your goal is to not give in. You can just simply nod your head, and agree with a lot of things they say just to shut them up.
Don’t encourage them - Again, if they are arguing, don’t bring up older topics, and don’t even bother bringing something up that’s going to set them off. Instead, you’re going to feed the wolves, and this is going to annoy you more.
They won’t change - What many people don’t get it is that a human being doesn’t change his/her personality over night. It’s going to take years. Someone that’s a slob, will always be dirty, a cheater will always cheat, etc. You can’t change the person without getting professional help. The lesson here is that you’re going to just have to deal with it.
Stand up to them – When they start crap with you, don’t sit there like a weak individual, but rather be authoritative. Never fight back, rather wait for them to run out of energy.
Don’t let these type of people ruin your day. If you’re the boss, you have to kick these people to the curb ASAP, because as I mentioned before, you’re soon going to find out that they won’t change.