Exclusive Basic & Advanced Strategies For Dealing With Difficult People - Truly Unique!
No matter what your setting - at work, at a family function, with colleague, with classmates, with roommates - it is hard to deal with difficult people. Are you the difficult one or are they? How do some people deal with these annoying people?
Working out how to deal with difficult people can be so stressful. These difficult people can be frustrating, annoying and often just plain exhausting. How they act, behave and respond to you can cause you great stress. So what do you do when you are dealing with difficult people or a difficult person and it is causing you stress?
Dealing with difficult people can make you very frustrated and even drive you crazy! It's important to realize however that it's not really about you at all. Difficult people actually care very little about you. Their focus is on themselves, only themselves.
The reality is you are a blip on their radar screen. You are only important if you happen to get in the way between them and what they want. Or alternatively your importance is only to the extent that they need you to get something they want. So remember not to take what they say or do too personally.
As much as you would like to change a difficult person, it's not likely to happen. You can spend a lot of energy trying to change difficult people but the reality is you don't have that kind of power. Another important fact to remember is that difficult people are unlikely to change on their own. This can feel very depressing however let's look at the positive. Because difficult people tend not to change, you are able to predict their behaviour. So rather than having high expectations of difficult people and spending a lot of energy and becoming frustrated with them, try focusing your energy on preparing for encounters with them. This will give you more of a sense of control and you never know, although you cannot change a difficult personality, you might very well create a more positive effect on the outcome of any encounter.
As you have probably realized by this time, dealing with difficult people is inevitable. It is a fact of life. You have a choice as to how you deal with a difficult person. You can approach the difficult person with your teeth gritted expecting to have a miserable or difficult experience. Alternatively you could try to be as positive as possible.
Devise a strategy ahead of time. Decide what results you would like to achieve rather than concentrating on the negative issues or your bad feelings about the difficult person.
Strategies to Dealing with Difficult People:
* Be calm.
* Understand the person's intentions.
* Get some perspective from others.
* Let the person know where you are coming from.
* Build a rapport.
* Treat the person with respect.
* Focus on what can be actioned upon.
* Escalate to a higher authority for resolution.
* The power of understanding in dealing with difficult people.
* The aim in understanding a difficult person.
* It is not always about you.
* A word to the wise about handling difficult people.
* Your goal in dealing with difficult people.
and much more.....