All of us have encountered annoying people at some point or the other in our lives. Whether it’s a clingy friend, irritating co-worker, relatives that we don’t like etc. And whether we like it or not, we just can’t eliminate them from our lives completely. What we really need to do is, deal with them effectively.
Here are some tips:
Listen: Most conflicts are based on misunderstandings. And misunderstandings require clarifications i.e. spending even more time with someone, you’d rather not be with. Hence, listening will help you avoid having to spend further time with people who annoy you.
Ignoring: Ignoring is a very common strategy used to deal with annoying people, but definitely not the most effective. If someone is bothering you, but you do not wish to get into any argument or unpleasantness, ignoring the person is a reasonably fair option. That way you can safely avoid them without a confrontation.
Being Honest: Sometimes, people just don’t seem to understand the hints you’ve been dropping. That’s because he or she might still be under the false impression that you enjoy their company. If a person get too pushy, it is best to be honest with them about how do you feel. But, beware of sounding rude.
Keeping it cool: It’s quite natural to want to argue with those who annoy you. However, by doing so, you will lose your cool and other person will still not get your point. During a heated-discussion there is no scope for a logical conversation, as neither party is interested in understanding the other’s point of view. A better option is to walk away and resume the conversation only when you are in a better frame of mind.